RE: [Histonet] Question about Leica Autostainer XL

From:"Bernice Frederick"

We have also noticed that we get preciptate and mold in the water drain
hose. We bleach it once a month along with the water containers. Our hose is
not smooth (corrugated?)

Bernice Frederick HTL (ASCP)
Northwestern University
Pathology Core Facility
710 N Fairbanks Court
Olson 8-421
Chicago,IL 60611

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Weber, Susan
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 11:00 AM
To: Clouse, Rosanna;
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Question about Leica Autostainer XL

Have you removed all the reagent containers? Even the water containers?
We have noticed that without regular flushing of machine with a weak
bleach solution (or disinfectant) we have mold growth which can be the
cause of odor in the equipment. Not the reagent containers, the actual
chamber interior. I had not noticed any extreme warmth coming from the
arm mechanism,that is something you can ask the Leica rep or service
rep. I have always found our rep and the general service of Leica to be
very helpful and responsive. They may be able to pinpoint the source of
the odor also.

Susan M Weber HT(ASCP)
Histology Supervisor
Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
10701 East Blvd
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(216) 791-3800 X6154
-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Clouse,
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 11:48 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Question about Leica Autostainer XL

I have a question about a Leica Autostainer XL.  We are getting the most
peculiar odor from it during staining and none of us can quite describe
it.  One of our histotechs is very sensitive to it however.  We have
changed the filters and the odor is still there.  Also, the arm
mechanism is very warm--almost hot--and we were wondering if this is
normal for operation.  Thanks so much for any and all comments.  
Rosanna S. Clouse, SCT(ASCP)
Division Manager, Cytology
Gettysburg Hospital-Wellspan
147 Gettys Street
Gettysburg, PA   17325
Phone: 717-337-4120 (x75134)
Fax: 717-337-4236  


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