Re: immunostainer reagent agreements

From:Dana Settembre <settembr@UMDNJ.EDU>

On Wed, 23 May 2001, Melody Ricci wrote:

> Hi all:
> A lab I consult is considering a DAKO immunostainer along with a reagent
> agreement.  I'm interested in hearing back from any labs under this type of
> contract.  What is your workload each week?  How much do you spend in reagents
> each month?  I'm not sure if our lab would meet their reagent quota for the
> quantity of immunos we run so I thought I would get your valuable input! 
> Thanks for your help & any other suggestions you might have on the subject of
> immunostainers or lease agreements versus capital budget purchase.
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Hi Melody
We average about 3,248 immunoslides per year.  That does not include all
controls, positive and negative.  We purchased a Dako autostainer and then
got one under their Reagent Acquisition program.  We spend approximately
$2,000.00 per month.  They keep in mind that some months we can go over
and some months we go under $2,000.00.  

Dana Settembre
Immunohistochemistry Lab
Pathology Department
University Hospital
Newark,  New Jersey

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