How to Store Paraffin Block and Glass Slide Tissue Samples
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High Density Shelving and Vertical Carousel Cabinets for Paraffin Block and Glass Slide Storage
When patients have tissue removed at a hospital or outpatient surgery center, this tissue is sent to a pathology lab or histology lab for processing, examination, and diagnosis. During this phase, lab technicians need easy access to the tissue, which is stored in paraffin blocks or glass slides. The paraffin blocks and glass slides need to be kept on hand for testing, but they also need to be kept long term.
This causes issues because there are increasingly more paraffin embedded tissue samples to store with increasingly less space to store them in. So, wondering how to store paraffin blocks? We provide High Density Shelving and Vertical Carousel Cabinets for storing paraffin blocks and glass slides that will recover space and improve organization.
Saving Space Storing Paraffin Blocks in High Density Shelving
Everything about the High Density Shelving is customized to leave no wasted space while storing paraffin blocks. High Density Shelving removes unnecessary access aisles and compacts to save storage space. To save even more space, the shelves are adjustable, which means the paraffin blocks stack together and fit perfectly. In addition, the shelving can extend all the way to the storage room ceiling to maximize every inch of available space. Pathology labs will be able to double their storage in the same amount of space and still have room for future growth.
Video Showing How Easy and Safe the High Density Shelving is to Operate
Storing Glass Slides in Vertical Carousel Cabinets Short-Term and Long-Term
Storing specimens for a long time will affect their quality. To keep the specimen’s value longer, a proper temperature needs to be maintained. Most paraffin boxes can be stored at temperatures between 20°C to 27°C. While the tissue specimen is being tested and analyzed, they need to be easy to locate and retrieve while ensuring that proper temperatures are being maintained. We provide fixed shelving with drawers for short-term glass slide storage. The glass slides are arranged in trays that fit into the shelving drawers. This system keeps them easily accessible and organized without disrupting the temperature inside.
Once the tissue specimens are ready to be archived, the Histology Technician can remove the entire tray and transport it to the basement where the Vertical Carousel Cabinets are located. A Vertical Carousel Cabinet is a fully enclosed paraffin block storage cabinet system with rotating shelves that move up and down along guide tracking to deliver stored items to an ergonomic work counter.
Vertical Carousel Cabinets Benefits
The Vertical Carousel Cabinets offer many benefits for storing glass slides:
Store glass microscope slide in the same tray to prevent re-organizing them
Eliminate the need to bend over or stand on a ladder to retrieve stored tissue section specimens
Protect the tissue specimens from dust, dirt, and insects
Lock to keep microscope glass microscope slide safe and secure
Extend vertically to turn unused overhead space into productive storage space
Contact Us for High Density Shelving and Vertical Carousel Cabinets Storing Paraffin Blocks and Glass Slides
We provide pathology and histology labs with High Density Shelving and Vertical Carousel Cabinets for storing paraffin blocks and glass slides. Contact us by phone at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message and we will provide you with a free space analysis.
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