LCM for paraffin sections

From:"Instrumedics, Inc." <>

Instrumedics'  Paraffin Tape-Transfer system can be very helpful in
preparing a paraffin section for laser capture microdissection(LCM). The
tape adhered to the block face supports and captures the section which can
be as thin as desired.
The water bath step is eliminated!
The section is transferred directly to an adhesive coated slide. After the
adhesive is cured the tape is removed.  The section is anchored to the

Section loss is no longer a problem! The area of interest can then be

Precautions are taken in the preparation of the slides for LCM to insure
they are RNAse free. During the cutting and staining procedures care must be
taken not to introduce any contaminants. Kim Carter discussed her procedure.


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