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how to remove cover slip of old slide - (Nov/17/2009 )

any tricks to remove an old histology slide cover slip for re-staining ?

-abohollolo-

abohollolo on Nov 17 2009, 11:59 PM said:

any tricks to remove an old histology slide cover slip for re-staining ?


Always remove the coverslip inside water/buffer to avoid having to use to much force (capillarity adhesion reasons) that would ruin your tissue.


If it is in fluorescence medium simply place it vertical in a container full of buffer and aggitate in a platform.

If it is non-aquos medium, like tissuetek xylene will remove it, you may also try with acetone.

-Feelcontraire-