Transportation and storage conditions considerably affect the quality and performance of microscope slides. Follow these recommendations to ensure the integrity of your new slides.
Microscope slides should be stored in a dry place at constant room temperature. If the ambient temperature is constantly warming and cooling, condensation may occur, which can cause the slides to stick.
Slides should be kept on a pallet or shelf and not directly on the floor.
Do not store slides and solvents together as the slide surface can turn hydrophobic.
When the slides have just been received, allow them to reach room temperature before opening. This can take up to 24 hours. Keep in mind that the slides may have been in a very warm or cold vehicle and condensation can form if opened too soon after arrival.
Since white glass is subject to an aging process, we further recommend continuously rotating stock so the oldest slides are always used first. This will ensure that all slides being used are of the highest quality.
No return will be accepted by the seller for any reason without prior written authorization. Returns will be accepted within 30 days of shipment, only if products are in new and unused condition (must be in original, unopened carton/packaging) and accompanied by a health and safety declaration as regards potential contamination with hazardous materials due to customer use of the product. The manufacturer reserves the right to assess a minimum 20 percent restocking fee at their discretion. All shipping charges remain payable. This manufacturer assesses order cancellation fees if a submitted order is cancelled prior to shipment.
NOTE: Discontinued items, sterile products, and prefilled containers are NOT returnable. Also, Special Order Items are non-cancellable and not able to be returned as these are made to order.