Re: Slide labelling
I have been using the DAKO labeling system for 2 years. One thing you need to be
aware of is that although the writing on the label is resistant to solvents, the
glue on the back of the label is not. You have to keep your levels of solutions
low enough not to come into contact with the label, especially any xylene (This
includes longer exposure to xylene fumes also). The glue becomes goo and will
seep out and down the slide. Otherwise, I agree with Tim Morken's accessment of
the label maker.
OSU Medical Center
Comprehensive Cancer Center
"Morken, Tim" wrote:
> The DAKO Seymour slide label system would meet your needs perfectly. It can
> be installed on any Windows computer. The printer and software is from DAKO.
> The labels are thermal-printed and then covered with a plastic flap. They
> are totally resistant to any histology lab solutions and solvents. The only
> drawback is that each label must be typed into the system, although there is
> some flexibility for repeating labels and lines.
> This system is cheaper than the slide etching systems, although those are
> very good also (we have both).
> Tim Morken
> CDC, Atlanta
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Coaker, Terry [mailto:Terry.Coaker@nuth.northy.nhs.uk]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 6:00 AM
> To: 'Histonet'
> Subject: Slide labelling
> Does anyone use slide labels that are resistant to solvents and stains, that
> can be computer generated, and affixed to the slide at the waterbath ? I
> would like to eliminate the slide labelling step after staining (time
> consuming and a potential source of error)
> Terry Coaker
> Chief Biomedical Scientist
> Cellular Pathology
> Royal Victoria Infirmary
> Newcastle upon T
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