[Histonet] cassette labelers

Wanda.Smith <@t> HCAhealthcare.com Wanda.Smith <@t> HCAhealthcare.com
Fri Oct 8 09:05:07 CDT 2010

We have a new Leica/Surgipath cassette labeler after using the old Surgipath cassette labeler for approximately 10 years with no problems.  Our Biomed would change the print head ever year or two because the pins would wear our.  The new Leica/Surgipath labeler prints accession number and patient's name.  You print cassettes one at a time and you can set the labeler to automatically advance the case number or block number.  It's fast and easy!
We love it!!!!!

Pathology Supervisor
9330 Medical Plaza Drive
Charleston, SC  29406
843-847-4296 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 10:16 PM
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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