Re: [Histonet] Prolong gold tips

From:"Thomas Pier"

I've used Prolong Gold before.  Typically, I put it on the slide,
coverslip, turn the slide upside down on a wipe all, press down on the
slide to remove excess, then put the slide in a 37 degree oven for about
a half an hour.  You might also try SlowFade Gold w/ DAPI.

Tom Pier

>>> "Till, Renee"  02/12/07 10:08 AM >>>
Quite a few people seem to use this so I thought I'd try it and see if
is any difference from Vectashield. I have tried the versions of both
have DAPI. Couple of questions about the prolong. How long do you
usually let
it cure before looking at the slides? How long before you seal the
Also, it says to remove the excess moisture. How picky is it on this?
first few slides I tried were not optimally done, but still it did not
as good as some of my slides with Vectashield. The DAPI was less bright
the intensity varied in areas. I wondered if this was because I might
got parts of the tissue drier than others (I blotted with a kimwipe). 


Renee' Till, HT

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