[Histonet] Dako Artisan Special Stainer

deGuzman, Jose R Jose.R.deGuzman at gunet.georgetown.edu
Mon Jul 27 13:27:51 CDT 2015

Hi all,

We recently upgraded our old Artisan to the Artisan Link Pro. It does the depar. within the system itself. Set-up was easy, we just transferred our old protocols to the new units. Modifying protocols was easy too. Staining is consistent, tech support and their specialists are reliable and share information from what other users do. If I have kit problems, a replacement kit is shipped overnight to the lab. Kits come in 50 test or 100 test, our GMS 100 test kit usually lasts us 1 month and staining is consistent. We run multiple protocols per run and found that certain combinations can go together to save time such as: GMS, Reticulin and Jones for a 1 hour 20 minute stain and Trichrome, PAS to 1 hour, 40 minutes. Last month, we did 369 stains and 347 stains in May on this system. I print out usage reports by protocols and case lists including which unit performed the stain. A quick scan of the barcode lets me know the lot number and expiration date of the kit used.

Hope this was helpful.

Jose de Guzman

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