RE: [Histonet] Americlear problem?

From:"Mike Pence"

A long, long time ago in a far away place...... Just kidding!  I used
Americlear many years ago and we had similar problems from time to time.
Many times the wrong solution was placed in the container. The problem
with Americlear is that the entire lab and the containers and the blocks
and your body starts to smell like oranges.  I have went back to blocks
processed 20 years ago and they still smell like oranges.  My techs
began to taste metal in their months and that is when we went to Propar.
My thought of the day!


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Tom
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2007 8:54 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Americlear problem?

For those of you who use Americlear....

Last Friday we changed out our tissue processor.  On Monday, the tissue
did not cut well at all.  The tissue had not cleared at all.  I check
the reagent containers and to the best that I could determine, all
appropriate reagents were in the proper containers.  The only thing I
noticed was that the Americlear just didn't seem right.  Seemed to be a
littler watery.  All of the same lot # was used on the processor on
Friday.  I changed it out on Monday with a different lot # and all is
fine again.

Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this?  I can't find an
actual website for Stephen's Scientific to check for notices.  Thanks

Tom McNemar, HT(ASCP)
Histology Co-ordinator
Licking Memorial Health Systems
(740) 348-4163
(740) 348-4166

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