RE: Cryostat static

From:"Weems, Joyce"

Breathing warm air onto the block and section area seems to fix it for me.
(Yes, I know I'm full of hot air.) j:>)
Joyce Weems
Pathology Manager
Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta

	-----Original Message-----
	From:	Dawson, Glen []
	Sent:	Monday, December 03, 2001 3:16 PM
	To:	Amy Johnson; 'Histonet'
	Subject:	RE: Cryostat static


	I believe this is a common problem.  I experience it with my Microm
	so I don't think your brand of cryostat has much to do with it.  It
is more
	likely due to your lab conditions ie. (is it to dry?).  I have heard
	people spraying STATIC GUARD (the product for clothes and such) all
over to
	help with the static but I wouldn't recommend spraying it into your
	cryostat.  If you solve this one, let me know because I could use
the info

	Good Luck,

	Glen Dawson  BS, HT & IHC (ASCP)
	Lead IHC Technologist
	Milwaukee, WI

	-----Original Message-----
	From: Amy Johnson []
	Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 10:58 AM
	To: 'Histonet'
	Subject: Cryostat static

	Our pathology group has a LEICA CM1850 cryostat, My question to the
	is......Does anyone experience static electricity when trying to
pick up
	sections?  When we try to pick up the sections they will fly up to
the slide
	or off on their own.  We would like to know how to remedy this if
there is
	any. Thanks for your help
	Amylin Johnson
	Associates in Pathology
	Wausau, WI

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