[Histonet] Manual Coverslipping Safety Issues
micropathlabs <@t> yahoo.com
Tue Jan 4 11:38:54 CST 2011
Sorry, no help here. We have lab assistants that manually coverslip and
excellent ventilation in our newer facility. It is the position of the director
that a lab assistant is cheaper than an automated instrument! Go figure!
MicroPath Laboratories, Inc.
From: "Gagnon, Eric" <gagnone <@t> KGH.KARI.NET>
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Sent: Tue, January 4, 2011 12:24:21 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Manual Coverslipping Safety Issues
Has anyone successfully lobbied their institution for an automated coverslipper
for safety reasons?
Still coverslipping manually-stained IHC, neuro autopsy and special stains,
sometimes hundreds per day. There has to be a better way. Under budget
constraints. That's why I'm wondering if anyone has used concerns about
histology staff safety, specifically techs under direct exposure to
toluene/xylene, to enable purchase of an automated/robot coverslipper.
I'd be interested in anyone's experience with this approach, successfully or
Eric Gagnon MLT
Kingston General Hospital
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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