RE: [Histonet] Securline markers

From:"Rebecca Barnhart"

We get preprinted xylene resistant labels to use for our paps only.  Our
liquid base are sent elsewhere for processing and that is what they use,
so we started to just for our paps.  We get the labels from Surgipath. 
We told them how we wanted the labels printed (our numbering system,
label and ink color, size and our hospital name on them)  For our
surgical and non-gyn our computer system prints regular labels.  Do you
have a computer system that you accession the cases in, like Meditech,
Sunquest, CoPath etc.?


>>> "Connie McManus"  07/26/04 05:50PM >>>
I stopped using secureline markers some time ago because the writing
an entire rack of slides came off completely.  I agree with
shouldn't have to add xylene to pens.  They should have better QC than
that. We use a pencil to write the accession number on the slides
we cut, then apply  paper sticky labels after cover slipping. The
information is set up in MS Excel and printed on large label paper.
is time intensive, but we don't have a slide labeler and I can't think
of any other options.  If there are any out there, I'm all ears, too

Connie McManus
Utah Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory
Utah State University
Logan, UT
Phone:  435/797-1891
fax: 435/797-2805

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Emily
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 10:47 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Securline markers

We have been having a major problem the Securline markers for about a
year - they are pretty much dry when we get them. The company that
manufactures them told me to add xylene to each marker. It works most
the time, but it takes up a lot of time to add the xylene. My feeling
that I shouldn't have to do that anyway - they should just make a
that actually works. I have tried out many other pens/markers and have
found none to be satisfactory. The ink either fades too much during
processing or just totally washes off. Does anyone have any similar
issues? Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?
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