Re: processing/embedding cassette

From:Dolors Fuster

Talking about cleaning metal cassette lids....does anyone remember a
"soap" called  DABEER or a simmilar name?

I remember using it to clean tissue baskets and tissue processing
capsules. It worked really well you just have to make water
boil...put the "soap" and inmediatly cassete lids and
capsules....leave there for a couple of minutes... wash them with
running water and leave them to dry ( in the oven or at room
temperature overnight).

I'm I talking about jurasic? anyone remember? if yes...what happened
with it? did it contamine too much and has disappeared?














Using metal lids costs a little bit less, and it also
cuts down on waste, since they are not thrown away
after one use.  Our lab cleans the lids by putting
them through the clean cycle on our VIP processor
(although not officially recommended by Sakura).

Kelly Booher, HTL (ASCP)
Anatomic Pathology
Swedish Medical Center, Providence Campus
Seattle, WA 98122

--- Melissa Jensen  wrote:
> We just put the lids back in the processor with the
> trays and run the clean
> cycle..No extra work involved.
> From: "Johnston, Kathy" 
> To: "'Melissa Jensen'" 
> Sent: Friday, April 12, 2002 8:23 AM
> Subject: RE: processing/embedding cassette
>
>
> > They are marginally more expensive, but the amount
> of staff time involved
> in
> > cleaning the metal lids negates the extra cost.
> We use the ones with lids
> > and we get them for 85 to 101 $ per case depending
> on which type we order
> (
> > Surgipath ).
> >
> > Hope this helps!
> >
> > Kathy Johnston
> > Tech II - Special Stains
> > Anatomic Pathology - Foothills Medical Center
> > Calgary Laboratory Services
> > Ph - 403-670-4760
> > Fax - 403-270-4093
> > kathy.johnston@cls.ab.ca
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Melissa Jensen [mailto:melzy@indytel.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2002 3:46 PM
> > To: histonet@pathology.swmed.edu; Isabelle Côté
> > Subject: Re: processing/embedding cassette
> >
> >
> > Cost would be my guess..Are the cassettes with
> lids more expensive than
> > those without?
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Isabelle Côté" 
> > To: 
> > Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2002 2:19 PM
> > Subject: processing/embedding cassette
> >
> >
> > > Is there any specific advantage about using
> cassette having separate
> > > stainless steel cover versus cassette with
> plastic cover.
> > >
> > > Isabelle Cote (again...)
> > > Nunavik Research Centre
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
>


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Dolors Fuster

Tècnic Especialista en
Anatomia Patològica
Departament d'Anatomia i Embriologia Humana
Facultat de Medicina (HCP)
Universitat de Barcelona
ICQ 14146798




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