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From:April <techserv@dakousa.com> (by way of histonet)
To:histonet <histonet@magicnet.net>
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Dear Sarah,

I think there is some confusion on the use of a steamer for HIER.  A steamer
can be used for HIER but DAKO's new HercepTest has specific guidelines that
have to be followed and for HIER for that specific kit a water bath only
must be used, not a steamer.

April Esquibel
DAKO Corporation
Technical Services Specialist
800-235-5743 ext. 321

-----Original Message-----
From: Sarah A. Jones <hawkmoon15@earthlink.net>
To: Histonet <histonet@Pathology.swmed.edu>
Date: Tuesday, October 27, 1998 1:57 PM
Subject: Steamers for IHC HIER

>Hello Histonet~
>I work for a facility that is about to demo a DAKO IHC Stainer.  The rep
>called us yesterday and told us that the CAP had just issued a new
>regulation stating that steamers could no longer be used for heat incuded
>epitope retreival (HIER).  He is in the process of getting the information
>for us, as well as the substitute method; but I have yet to see any
>documentation.  Has anyone else heard about this?  He apparently just
>learned about it himself last week-end, so it is something very new.  Will
>be anxious to get some feed-back.
>Sarah A. Jones
>Los Gatos, CA

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