RE: [Histonet] setting up immunohistochemistry

From:"Horn, Hazel V"

We are a small lab and we do our own immunos.    We do send a few out
that we do not perform often.   We have around a 40 antibody menu.   We
average 80 a month.
We use the Dako Autostainer.

Hazel Horn
Hazel Horn, HT/HTL (ASCP)
Supervisor of Histology
Arkansas Children's Hospital
800 Marshall    Slot 820
Little Rock, AR   72202

phone   501.364.4240
fax        501.364.3912

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-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 8:36 PM
Subject: [Histonet] setting up immunohistochemistry

I've retired from full time employment to pursue my previous peripatetic

existence as the Samurai Pathologist. I'm being asked to look into
seeing up 
immunohistochemistry for a rather isolated solo pathology practice. The
service has 
three histotechnologists, one of whom is capable of working with IHC
other two are very near retirement).

1. How many billable slides a year does the service have to expect to 
produce, to justify the cost of running an IHC service?

2. There are I think three competing instruments available in the USA.
of these would you suggest for a service such as the one I describe? How
you go about deciding among them?

Bob Richmond 
Samurai Pathologist
Knoxville TN
(licensed TN NC GA MO KY)
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