RE: [Histonet] antigen retrieval question

From:"Jim Staruk"

If I remember correctly, mine was an anti-collagen I or II that did not work
after sitting in buffer overnight.  I also know that one of my part-timers
tried this at the hospital he works at and they also had disastrous results
on day #2.

    Jim Staruk
Mass Histology Service

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Kim Merriam
Sent: Friday, February 18, 2005 7:42 AM
To: Jim Staruk; 'Patsy Ruegg';
Subject: RE: [Histonet] antigen retrieval question

I have done this many times before, and have never had any issues with
re-masking.  Why would the sites be re-masked if they are not subjected to
formalin again?  If I am staining a big batch of slides (anything over 100
slides at a time), I do the depar and retrieval on the first day and all of
the antibody stuff on the second day.  Maybe it just depends on the
This has peaked my interest.  I am curious to see if anyone else has
encountered this problem.
Kim Merriam
Cambridge, MA

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