RE: [Histonet] electrical charge slides

From:Gayle Callis


Would you explain what is used for coating that contains calcium?  Does 
Silane contain calcium?  Poly L lysine?  If there another coating we are 
not aware of, the one containing calcium?  I have never heard this theory 
before and am fascinated by your comments.

- At 08:54 PM 8/5/2004, you wrote:

>There was heaps written about this on Histonet previously, look in the
>We found that the problem was associated with the Plus slides when used in
>conjunction with an EDTA buffer as the material used to coat the slides is a
>calcium salt and the EDTA was affecting the coating by chelating the
>All the best
>Bill Sinai
>Laboratory Manager
>Tissue Pathology, ICPMR
>Westmead NSW 2145
>Ph 02 9845 7774
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>Subject: [Histonet] electrical charge slides
>To my colleagues:
>I have a question.Is anyone out there having occasional staining(orlack of
>staining on IHc slides?) I was told that the charge or the way the slides
>are charged can have (pardon the pun) a negative effect. Does anyone know
>/experience or have the scientific data for this?
>                                  Dana
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