Storage solutions for samples that enable specimens to be organised and archived safely is pivotal to the accuracy and reliability of patient diagnostics, prognostics, and research outcomes.

Preserving tissue and fluid samples in cassettes and on slides enables the development of treatment plans for patients. Filing units that slide and cassette samples are stored in must be secure to protect the specimen from any damage. Proper storage that can be labelled/ archived accordingly is essential to ensure that the information obtained from analysis is accurate and reliable, leading to effective patient care.


Samples can be stored for extended periods of time to facilitate retrospective studies, ancillary tests and molecular studies that provide information on disease progression and potential treatment strategies. In longitudinal studies, where samples are collected over a long timeframe, correct storage ensures that samples remain viable for analysis even years after collection.

Histological samples are often used in research to study disease mechanisms, explore new treatments, and understand the normal and abnormal functions of tissues. Properly stored samples can potentially generate valid and reproducible research data.

Storing and archiving samples also offer the tools for education and training, as samples maintain their morphological features, allowing professionals to learn using real tests and analysis.

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