[Histonet] Best IHC Stainer

Hayes, Randi (R1SE) rahayes <@t> serha.ca
Fri Aug 28 08:57:44 CDT 2009

A stainer is only as good as its antibodies.  We've been less than
impressed with the quality of Cell Marque antibodies as well as their
customer service.  Contact me if you want specifics.  What I would
suggest is when looking for "the best", look for the antibodies that
rank the most robust on external EQA surveys (UK Nequas, NordiQC as
examples) and go with a system that gives you the flexibility (within
reasonable cost) to use the most reliable antibodies.
We are Ventana XT users and have been for over 5 years.  It provides
good staining but with little flexibility to use other vendors
antibodies unless you want to completely blow your budget.  This forces
you to use Cell Marque products and I've already shared my opinion on
Randi Hayes
Histology Supervisor
The Moncton Hospital
Regional Health Authority B
Moncton, NB  
randi.hayes <@t> serha.ca
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