[Histonet] cassette labelers

Weems, Joyce JWeems <@t> sjha.org
Fri Oct 8 08:23:06 CDT 2010

I haven't heard anything about the requirement.

Leica and Sakura sell the exact same instrument, so both are excellent. They can be interfaced with LIS and barcoded, etc. We've had the Sakura cassette and slide printers for 6 or 7 years. 

TBS has good instruments also. Not sure about how cassettes print, but they are very legible and can include the name. Slides are etched and are very neat and readable. 

Best, j

Joyce Weems 
Pathology Manager 
Saint Joseph's Hospital 
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE 
Atlanta, GA 30342 
678-843-7376 - Phone 
678-843-7831 - Fax 


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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Robert Richmond
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2010 22:16
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] cassette labelers

 I'm advising a locum tenens client of mine about acquiring a cassette labeler. The only one I'm familiar with is Thermo Scientific's Cassette MicroWriter. Some questions for HistoNet:

1) A JCAHO inspector informed them that a cassette labeler will soon be required. Does anyone know if this is in fact the case?

2) Will the labeler print patients' names, or other second identifiers such as JCAHO now requires?

3) Are these labelers available in the used instrument market?

4) Is there any competition, or is the Thermo product all there is?

5) How well do these labelers withstand use?

Bob Richmond
Samurai Pathologist
Knoxville TN

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