Re: unstained slide storage

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From:Dana Settembre <settembr@UMDNJ.EDU> (by way of histonet)
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On Thu, 2 Dec 1999, P. Emry wrote:

> Hi,
> I have made extra slides (paraffin embed) which I may want to use in the
> future.  Is it possible to cover them with crystalmount or some other
> product to protect them in storage?
> Can they be used for ihc after the mounting media is removed?  I would
> like to move the extra slides from the black boxes into
> storage, one slide next to the other.  Will they be damaged if there is no
> coverage?  Wax paper?  I'm guessing.
> Thanks for your time.
> Trisha
> U of WA, Seattle
I have heard people say that the antigencity changes after some time or if
not stored properly and I suppose that is why you are asking, but I have
been storing my unstained slides at room temperature in a slide drawer,
which would be the same as a slide holder box.  I have never had any
problems with them.

Dana Settembre
Immunohistochemistry Lab
Pathology Department
University Hospital
Newark,  New Jersey

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