In order to provide the best of services, we ask our customers to follow certain steps in the preparation of their samples. We also encourage them to get in touch if they have any questions or doubts, ideally while planning their experiments.
In what follows, we share some key operating procedures, that should make sample preparation easier for our customers:
Guide to sample preparation:
This Guide is informative, and provides tips that would help you prepare your samples according to the codes of best practice. Please do not hesitate to get in touch for more details, and for specific requests.
Procedure 1: How to mount coverslips on slides.
In order to produce high quality images (with TissueFaxs for instance), the histological section needs to be free of bubbles, evenly covered with the mounting media, and the coverslip should be clean from any exceeding mounting medium, or other dust particles or fingerprints.
In the following video, we will show you how to achieve a good coversliping.
Procedure 2: How to dissect mouse long bones.
Depending on the biological question, we might be asked to analyse the bone samples we receive at different anatomical levels. To be able to do this, we require that these samples arrive intact, and as much free from soft tissues as possible.
As most of our customers use mice as animal models, we will show you, in the following video, how to dissect and clean mouse long bones, without breaking them.
If you have any question, do not hesitate to get in touch.