[Histonet] QC on stained slides
louise.renton <@t> gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 02:25:07 CDT 2010
As part of a self assessment programme conducted by my employer, and related
to my performance review and salary adjustment, I need to determine the
criteria of what makes a stained slide acceptable or unacceptable. I was
wondering if anyone out there had a "checklist" that they would be willing
to share, that i could perhaps adapt. I realise that the easiest would be
to send slides out for external control, but in this case it is not
What I put together is this:
- Quality of decalcification, processing, infiltration
- Quality of sections (no wrinkles, missing bits, scores etc)
- Entire representation of tissue area
- staining pattern as expected according to protocol
- coverslipped without bubbles or other inclusions
- labelled neatly and correctly
but, the question inmy mind is what would be the criteria that would make a
slide merely adequate or truely outstanding?
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