I am submitting this for a colleague at another institution who has a
concern over GI biopsies. They have 2 processors they use, one VIP and
one Renaissance, both programmed with the same times and the same
reagents at each station. They use recycled formalin. Their
pathologists are complaining that the Gi biopsies that come off of the
Renaissance processor are not of good quality, chattered, drier, etc.
and the problems are not seen on the slides of the biopsies from the
other (VIP) processor. They had a vendor out to check out the processor
in question, inasmuch as they could be getting carry over of reagents,
etc. and all checked out ok. Any suggestions as to the cause of their
problem? Thanks ahead of time from a lead tech who is pulling out her
hair!!!! I told her to "hold on", as my fellow histonetters would come
up with something!!
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