RE: [Histonet] uneven sections on slides

From:Shirley Powell

In the past when I had this problem, the mounting media was too thick and
another time I had gotten a bad batch of coverslips, both of which were
easily corrected.  Coverslips have better QC now so I doubt if that is the


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Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2005 11:11 AM
Subject: [Histonet] uneven sections on slides

Hello All,
In the past few days one our pathologists has been complaining about "uneven
sections."  In other words, he's having to focus up and down a lot because
the sections aren't flat on the slide.  Any body have any explanations of
why this could be happening and any solutions?  We haven't been doing
anything different, use plus charged slides and paraplast x-tra paraffin. 15
minutes in a 55 degree C oven and automatic stainer.
Any comments are greatly appreciated.
Julie Sanders, BA,HT(ASCP)
Supervisor, Anatomic Pathology
VA Medical Center
Cincinnati, Oh. 45220

Julie A. Sanders, BA,HT(ASCP)
Supervisor, Anatomic Pathology
Cincinnati VAMC

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