Re: IHC drying times

To your first question, we dry approximately 1-2 hours in a 60 degree oven. 
Basically we start our IHC run at between 8 and 8:30 am.  So the slides can
dry anywhere from 1-3 hours.  For requests after 7am.  the slides are cut
later in the day (about 10 am) and allowed to dry overnight (without heat).
To your second question:  We rotate all jobs.
We have a posted schedule that is especially good at dividing up the chores
that relate to reagents.  
Ex:  One person will change processors (2)
       One person will change stain line
        One person will change recycler.
We also divide up the routine such as one stains, one coverslips, and one
makes labels and labels slides.  
We also rotate special stains and IHC.
This way we don't get bored and everyone gets equal time at special's and IHC.

cindy dubois, HT
Delta Pathology  Assoc
Stockton, CA

On Fri, 27 Dec 2002 11:20:32 -0600 "Fisher, Toni"

> Message
> Good Day, 
> I hope everyone's 
> Christmas was peaceful and merry!!  
> I would like to know 
> how other histology labs dry slides for IHC
> staining,  time and 
> temperature?
> Curious;  do 
> you guys rotate bench duties (job tasks)? 
> If so, how?
> Toni

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