RE: Help-pencil lead on slide

From:"Bartlett, Jeanine" <>


Many, many years ago I worked at a hospital that used pencils to label
slides.  We had to use damp gauze to blot the area afterwards to remove the
excess lead to avoid the problems you mentioned.

Jeanine Bartlett, HT(ASCP)
Centers for Disease Control
1600 Clifton Rd. NE
Mailstop G-32
Atlanta, GA  30333 

-----Original Message-----
From: Monika Stanczew []
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2001 6:39 AM
Subject: Help-pencil lead on slide

I was wondering if someone had the same problems,the pencil lead on slides
everywhere even on tissue.This is very annoying. Currently we are using HB
Any suggestions Please help.
Monika Stanczew
Royal Darwin Hospital

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