Acid Treatment of Slides Used for Chromosome Preparation or Coating for
Cleans glass from
grease and removes OH ions from glass making process
As we all
share this process and rely on each other please consider the following:
- Use gloves and
- Active solution
is orange to brown.
- Inactive solution
becomes green/black; and solutions need to be changed.
- Use the German
slides (Berliner Glas KG, SKAN) and put in racks in a zig-zag fashion.
Wipe them with a dry cloth if necessary.
- Leave slides for
3-4 hours minimum (weeks is acceptable – always replace slides in solution
when you take some out) - hence it is important to record when you put
new slides into the solution. When solution is new (orange) two hours
will be sufficient, but when solution gets older (brown) 5 hours are
- Transfer slides
to water and rinse well.
- Air-dry in oven.
- Transfer to 96%
alcohol; cover alcohol to avoid evaporation.
- Wipe clean before