Question: How should I prepare my Visium slide with tissue for shipment?
Answer: Once tissue has been placed on Visium slides they can be stored at -80C for up to 4 weeks. This should be considered when scheduling a slide shipment. In order to ship a Visium slide with tissue sections placed, you should follow the below steps.
- Place slide(s) containing tissue in pre-cooled slide mailer or 50 ml centrifuge sitting on dry ice after cryosectioning and tissue placement. If multiple slides are being shipped, place each slide in a separate slide mailer or 50 ml centrifuge tube.
- Place slide mailer(s) or centrifuge tube(s) inside a plastic bag on dry ice to ensure it is completely sealed.
- Ship package overnight with plenty of dry ice to account for transit and delivery times.
- Upon receipt of package, transport slides on dry ice to -80C for storage until processing.