Re: detached coverslips

From:Jill Songer <>

I have had the same problem over the last few years. I have not been able 
to rescue the sections once they start to stick to the tape. I would also 
be interested in any solutions to this problem.

At 09:37 AM 11/13/2000 +0200, Louise Taylor wrote:
>Hi there histonetters,
>I've got a problem with detached tape coverslips of archival slides - the
>tape has either fallen off completely, or is still partially stuck to the
>slide. Problem is, that the tissue section is sticking to the coverslip - is
>there some way that these sections can be rescued? I've tried soaking the
>partially detached ones in acetone, but then the section just floats off
>completely, and stcking the tape down with mounting media is messy. Any
>Best regards
>Louise Renton.
>Research Laboratory
>Department of Anatomical Pathology
>South African Institute for Medical Research
>South Africa

Jill Songer HT (ASCP)
Anatomic Pathology Lab Supervisor
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

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