[Histonet] Microwave slide drying vs. conventional slide drying


We are having a discussion about slide drying at out facility. How many of you out there use a microwave to dry your H&E slides before staining versus using a conventional 70 degree Celsius hot air slide drying oven for 20 minutes? I personally against microwave slide drying but the doctors like it because it takes less time (3 min. 30 sec. on medium setting). Thanks for your response.

Lori A. Harris, HT (ASCP)
Histology Section Leader
GSRMC - Pathology
3600 NW Samaritan Drive
Corvallis, OR 97330

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