[Histonet] Shandon Hypercenter XP

From:"Snider, Deanna"


Shriners Hospital for Children 
Research Dept. 
Cincinnatti, Oh 


Hello again everyone in Histoland!

Does anyone use this processor?  I had not used it prior to accepting this
position.  What seems to be the problem is that it seems to have a lot of
carry over from station to station.  I have read the manual, did all the
maintenance it suggests, and I diligently keep up the daily routine
maintenance.  I process very small samples of clinically engineered skin.
The largest workload I have ever had here was 34 blocks.  Usually it is more
like 8- 10 cassettes.  

I just changed all the reagents yesterday, including both paraffins.  I had
a run with 4 cassettes overnight and this morning the first paraffin station
has a very strong xylene smell.  Has anyone else found this to be a problem
with this particular piece of equipment?  I don't recall having this much of
a problem with this in the VIP's or MVPs which I have worked with for the
last 15 years.  I read through the archives to see if anyone had mentioned
this and found nothing, so your comments will be greatly appreciated.


Deanna Snider HT



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