RE: Glass coverslips
Cheryl, we also file a lot of slides per day, I think most labs use metal slide draws in the lab (we store approx. 18 months of slides in these), we then transfer them to foam slide boxes and store them in an on site storage area (approx. 2 years of storage), finally we transfer them to an off site facility about 1 mile / 1.6klm away and keep them for at least 20 years. In regards to mounting media we have used Leica (expensive) can file the following day, Pertex (1/3 of the price) but can't file for at least 2days, even after 10-15 mins in a slide drying oven, I am now trailing Ultramount (about 1/2 the price of Leica).
From: Clarke, Cheryl [mailto:Cheryl.Clarke@fraserhealth.ca]
Sent: Wednesday, 26 February 2003 8:19 AM
Subject: Glass coverslips
Thanks to all who responded to my email on changing from tape to glass
coverslip. Last week I asked for information on how other laboratories
store and dry the slides before filing them in the metal slide files. We
are a large laboratory, approx. 600 slides per day, and we often have cases
referred out to other agencies for review. We require a very organized
system of filing and storing slides. I would appreciate a few more
Also can anyone recommend a good glass coverslipper, which mounting media
you are using, coverslips, etc. Thanks again in advance.
Team Leader Histology
Royal Columbian Hospital
New Westminster, B.C.
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