I used these in a lab where I temped a few weeks ago and I LOVE THEM!! I've
been in a lot of labs and used a lot of different stainers and this was a
big X-Y Leica with the upright slide racks. When staining the xylene is
stirred up with the movement of the slides and the beads enabled us to
handle less xylene (exposure from rotating) and the slides when slipped
appeared to clear under the coverslips both faster and more thoroughly.
To dry them you lay them near your air cleaner as you leave for the day so
you don't breathe it, and you just need enough to rotate them through each
My two cents!
Cheryl Kerry, HT(ASCP)
Full Staff Inc.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Webb,
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2007 2:04 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Dehydrating beads
I know this was discussed in the recent past, but, what are the pros and
cons of using these and how much do they save on xylene usage? Also,
how does one get into the archives of Histonet to view past responses if
those of you who already answered do not want to post an answer agin
(and I do understand not rehashing old subjects!!)
I cannot say enough how VERY much I appreciate the use of this resource
for problem solving in the histology world!! The networking is
invaluable and I want to thank everyone out there for the quick
responses and helpful information on my last post concerning automated
microtomes!!!!!! Histotechs are a truly a CUT above the rest!!
Dorothy Webb, HT (ASCP)
Histology Technical Supervisor
Regions Hospital, Pathology Department
640 Jackson Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101-2595
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