RE: slide labeling

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From:"Tom T. McNemar" <>
To:Renee Escalona <>,

We have finally settled on the Securline Marker II available from Baxter.
We tried others with much the same results as you.  These pens work pretty
well.  I cap after each use but others do not.

Tom Mc Nemar
Pathology Supervisor
Licking Memorial Hospital
Newark, Ohio

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Renee Escalona []
> Sent:	Wednesday, May 17, 2000 9:39 AM
> To:
> Subject:	slide labeling
> Fellow histonetters,
> We've been having problems with our slide labeling.  We currently use
> pencil
> to label them.  However, after continuous handling of the slides, the lead
> eventually starts to fade which is no big surprise.  At one time we tried
> using those Histoprep pens made by Fisher but they often dried out before
> we
> got a decent amount of use from them.  Did we just have a bad lot or has
> anyone else had problems with these pens?  Also, can anyone suggest a
> different type of pen that withstands the staining procedure?
> Thanks in advance,
> Renee Escalona, BS, HTL(ASCP)
> Veterinary Laboratory Technologist
> TX Vet. Med. Diag. Lab
> College Station, TX

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