[Histonet] Reagent change on tissue processors

Vickroy, Jim Vickroy.Jim <@t> mhsil.com
Mon Nov 25 10:43:31 CST 2013

In the past we had a fewer number of processors and fewer variables so we based changing our chemicals on the day of the week.   Now since we have more machines for better workflow purposes we believe changing should be based on  number of cassettes run through each machine.   Of course then we have to figure number of cassettes with processing sponges and should the number  of cassettes be different on the machine we run our fatty tissue.  I have talked to a few people and they change their machines after anywhere from 300 - 600 cassettes.  I know we need to establish the best setup for ourselves but it would be nice to hear what others are doing.   We've come a long way from the past where every Wednesday we dumped all of the reagents and including all of the 100%'s and the clearing agents. (We rotate them now every other day.)

Thanks for your input.

James Vickroy BS, HT(ASCP)

Surgical  and Autopsy Pathology Technical Supervisor
Memorial Medical Center

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