Re: Fwd: microwave slide drying

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    We put our slides in a conventional oven for 10 minutes. Then with the microwave pre-heated to 225 centigrade we microwave them for 3 minutes for the first 3 racks of 20 slides and one minute for each
additional 3 racks (e.g.. 5 racks for 4 minutes). We never microwave any IHCs to prevent the possibility of problems there. There wasn't much difference on bone marrow H&Es between microwave and
conventional ovens.
Amos Brooks

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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