RE: slide drying in microwave


I have worked at places before that dried slides in the microwave.  In my
own lab I will not.  The microwave tends to overheat during this process and
I saw several burn up.  I was always afraid of fire.  Drying slides in the
microwave also creates interesting artifacts when the water boils under the
tissue.  I just don't like it.  I am sure however that others do and will
probably beat me up over my stand but it's just my personal preference and
experienced opinion.
No daggers please......

Charles R. Embrey Jr., PA(AAPA), HT(ASCP)
Histology Supervisor
Carle Clinic
Urbana, IL

-----Original Message-----
From: Lynn McKee []
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 10:40 AM
Subject: slide drying in microwave

Dear Histonetters,

    Do any of you dry your slides using a microwave. If so what is your
procedure? Thanks in advance.

Lynn McKee
University of Cincinnati

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