Re: Immunos and Oven Temps/Times

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From:Katri Tuomala <>
To:Elizabeth Morehead <>
Date:Mon, 19 Apr 1999 10:49:34 -0400
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Elizabeth Morehead wrote:
> Oh Blessed Gurus of Immunos...A moment of your time, please.
> How long are you incubating your immuno slides?  What temp?
> Anybody ever heard of leaving immuno control slides in a 70 degree oven for the weekend?  Yes, I said WEEKEND!   Anybody doing anything special to keep fat on slides (dermis and breast)?
>  Your answers could very possibly win (or lose) me a bet and your opinions are most appreciated!
> Thanks in advance.
> Beth
> Beth Morehead
> Med U of SC
> (843) 792-4223

Hi Beth,
I've never heard anyone leaving slides that long at 70C. Maybe 1-2
hours. I do leave my slides in at 45C over the weekend with no ill
effects as far as I can see.

Katri Tuomala
Anatomic Pathology
St.Joseph's Hospital
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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