RE: [Histonet] Re: Gunk in stainer drain line

From:"Marshall Terry Dr, Consultant Histopathologist"

In a word, yes.
It's disgusting, and presumably severely compromises the efficacy of the wash, inadequate at the best of times.

Dr Terry L Marshall, B.A.(Law), M.B.,Ch.B.,F.R.C.Path
 Consultant Pathologist
 Rotherham General Hospital
 South Yorkshire

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: 17 February 2005 03:17
Subject: [Histonet] Re: Gunk in stainer drain line

Does anyone have a problem with gunk clogging up the drain line on their 
autostainer. I have a Varistain Gemini, and the line has clogged up with blue goo 
twice in the past 4 years. What could be the cause and how would I prevent it, 
short of periodically taking the thing apart and reaming out the hose? 
Pouring bleach down the drain was suggested, but didn't keep the problem from 
Any suggestions? 

Steven M. Crochiere, HT(ASCP)
Histology Supervisor
LifePath Partners @ Mercy Medical Center
Springfield, MA 01104
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