RE: [Histonet] Colored marking beads

From:"Terri Braud"

Nooooooo!!!!  Don't go to a scientific vendor!!!!
No offense, you vendors listening in, but just go to your local craft store (Michael's is one of my favorites) go to the bead section and buy bulk glass beads, size "E" in any color you desire!
We use at embedding as markers to clue techs in for special instructions.  I've also seen them used so that labs can permanently track which tech is embedding which cassette.  We just drop them into the molten paraffin in the back of the cassette after embedding.  
I'm sure there are 1000 uses for all the different colors that are available!

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Angela
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 2:34 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Colored marking beads

Does anyone know what vendors sell small colored beads to put into your
tissue cassettes before processing? Our P.A. saw them in a flyer
somewhere but he can't remember where.
Angela Bitting, HT(ASCP)
Technical Specialist, Histology
Geisinger Medical Center 
100 N Academy Ave. MC 23-00
Danville, PA 17822
phone  570-214-9634
fax  570-271-5916

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