Re: Fwd: microwave slide drying

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From:Marylou Pohl <>
To:Edward Henry <>
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We have a 800 watt Microwave with carosel and zap them on high for 6 minutes using microwavable slide trays (Cel-tek I think was the company).  However, we do not microwave GI bx's or prostate bx's.  The
path's seem to think we distort the cellular morphology of those more delicate tissues.

Marylou Pohl

Edward Henry wrote:

> Subject: microwave slide drying
> Date: Wed, 03 May 2000 13:39:33 -0400
> From: "Edward Henry" <>
> Is anyone using the microwave (successfully) for drying slides before H&E staining?  If so, would you please share your technique with me.  Also, has anyone noticed drying artifact with lymphoid tissue?
> Edward Henry, HT(ASCP), CEM
> Histopathology Supervisor
> Safety & Chemical Hygiene Officer
> Providence Hospital, DC 20017

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