[Histonet] Cryostat Question Please

O'Donnell, Bill billodonnell <@t> catholichealth.net
Wed Nov 24 15:14:15 CST 2010

Very consistant, easy to use. 

2 drawbacks  

1. We got the decontamination add-on trying to automate the CAP
requirement, but now it seems Thermo says it is not an adequate process.
I believe they are doing more intense studies, but for the time being, I
have to decontaminate it by hand. 

2. OCT and tissue scraps build up under collection device and cause the
mechanism to "clunk" unless buildup is removed. 

These two things add a good chunk of time to my day.

William (Bill) O'Donnell, HT (ASCP) QIHC 
Lead Histologist
Good Samaritan Hospital
10 East 31st Street
Kearney, NE 68847 

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Subject: [Histonet] Cryostat Question Please

Hello all
Has anyone used a Richard-Allan/Thermo-Fisher HM550 MP cryostat?  If so,
what is your opinion/pros and cons?
Thanks so much in advance,
Lab Manager
BP Medical Group
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