[Histonet] Automatic special stainer for Histology

Feher, Stephen sfeher <@t> CMC-NH.ORG
Fri Nov 5 10:52:37 CDT 2010

We are using the Dako Artisan Link and just love it.  We were doing specials manually and found that the cost per slide differential, when taking employee pay and benefits into account, really wasn't that much higher.  We get consistent quality plus it's a put it on and walk away system so we have basically freed up a couple of techs to do other things.

We have begun using the Artisan for special stains on ThinPreps for our BAL's and some of our FNA's as well.  So far the results have been outstanding.  The Artisan Link also has an interface that can link the instrument with our LIS so that pathologist orders will go directly to the Artisan.  The orders are brought up using barcode scanning so we will reduce the chance of keystroke errors and it will be even faster. 


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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Ernestine Middleton
Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2010 8:50 PM
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Subject: [Histonet] Automatic special stainer for Histology

To the Histology community;

Need information on automatic special stainer that are being used in Histology community laboratory.  Price per slide and reliability of the instrument as well as the stains.

Thank you.

Ermestine Middleton, Manager
Montefiore Medical Center
Histology Laboratory; Dept. Pathology
Bronx, New York
emiddlet <@t> montefiore.org

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