[Histonet] RE:Automated Special Stainer...

Mayer,Toysha N TNMayer <@t> mdanderson.org
Wed Sep 17 15:39:11 CDT 2014


The costs of Ventana are high.  If you have a steady workload, and/or  inexperienced techs it is ok.  If the stainer malfunctions, you have no way of knowing where it stopped to continue by hand.  If your reagents are 1 day expired, you cannot change the computer date and continue.  (I know I'm not the only person who has done this).
Dako is easier to use, easier to fool, and gives more consistent results.  The dates can be changed to continue usage, the system allows you to develop your own protocols if you use a different counterstain, and you will always know where the unit stops to manually continue if needed.  

Hope this helps.

Dr.Toysha N. Mayer, D.H.Sc., MBA, HT (ASCP)
Instructor/Education Coordinator
Program in Histotechnology
School of Health Professions
UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

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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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Have Ventana like it but cost is high, ave no experience with new DAKO but old platform was nice ?? 

Sue Paturzo 

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