[Histonet] RE: Automated Special Stainer...

Cooper, Brian bcooper <@t> chla.usc.edu
Wed Sep 17 12:32:33 CDT 2014

Dako Artisan all the way!!!!!   I've used both systems (the Artisan in my old institution).  We currently have a few of the new Benchmarks on demo right now.  Thus far, we're not that impressed.  Frequently, there's variability on the silver stains (even in the same run,) and adjusting timing is nowhere near as flexible as on the Artisan.  Even if you take away the half hour for online deparaffinization, the stains take significantly longer on the Benchmarks (than the old Nexes we are still running in our lab).   Oh yeah, one more thing.  The reagent tray capacity on the Artisan is about twice what it is on a Benchmark.  You'll need two Benchmarks to do what one Artisan does, TATs being equal.         

Brian D. Cooper, HT (ASCP)CM | Histology Supervisor 
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Children's Hospital Los Angeles 
4650 Sunset Blvd MS#43- Los Angeles, CA 90027 
bcooper <@t> chla.usc.edu 

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Subject: [Histonet] Automated Special Stainer...

Opinions on Ventana versus Dako...Go!

Sarah E. Dysart, BA, HT (ASCP), QIHC (ASCP) Pathology Supervisor St. David's North Austin Medical Center
12221 North Mopac Expressway
Austin, Texas  78758

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