RE: slide labeling

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From:Adrienne Vair <>
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I too have had some problems with these pens unfortunately I haven't been 
able to find much else. One suggestion that we have found helpful, make sure 
the caps are on "tightly" and store them upright cap end down.

Adrienne Vair MLT/BMLSc
Medicine Hat Regional Hospital
Medicine Hat, AB

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Renee Escalona []
>Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2000 9:39 AM
>Subject: slide labeling
>Fellow histonetters,
>We've been having problems with our slide labeling.  We currently use 
>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 
>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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