Idea Exchange: Squeeze stains rather than dip slides

Nov 01, 2006
By staff

For years I was troubled by artifacts on slides stained with Diff-Quik (Dade Behring) when I used the standard three-jar dip method. Recently we started using squeeze bottles to flood the slide with each component. We gently shake the slide off after each stage. This method prevents contaminating the stains by dipping.

Dr. Phillip L. Henderson
Ponder, Texas