FW: Automatic Coverslippers I have tried...

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From:"Bartlett, Jeanine" <jqb7@cdc.gov>
To:Histonet <histonet@pathology.swmed.edu>
Date:Thu, 2 Sep 1999 11:44:39 -0400
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-----Original Message-----
From: Bartlett, Jeanine 
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 1999 6:37 AM
To: 'Sandy Julsing'
Subject: RE: Automatic Coverslippers I have tried...


Everyone I have ever spoken with says that the Sakura is the simplest, least
problematic of the coverslippers.  However, not everyone can use them.  We
were forced to go with a glass coverslipper because of the high volume of
photography that we do.  After much investigation we decided on the Leica.
It requires that you maintain it daily following the protocol provided but
it isn't complicated.  We loved the demo model but when our actual machine
arrived it had a pump defect which resulted in a problem with air bubbles.
The sales rep. has been a dream and they have been working hard to correct
the problem.  I would recommend it highly.  We do not receive smears so I
cannot comment on that but I have heard that the Sakura film doesn't work
well at all on smears.

Good luck!

Jeanine H. Bartlett, HT(ASCP)
Centers for Disease Control
1600 Clifton Rd., NE  MS/G-32
Atlanta, GA  30333

-----Original Message-----
From: Sandy Julsing [mailto:sandy.julsing@thedacare.org]
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 1999 1:27 PM
To: histonet@pathology.swmed.edu
Subject: Automatic Coverslippers I have tried...

Dear Histonetters,
   Sorry if this subject has been beaten to death recently, I just
re-subscribed.  Anyway, we have tried 3 coversllippers, the Hacker, the
Leica and the Sakura.
   The techs like the Sakura becasue IT WORKS and is easy and you can file
slides the next day.  However, apparently there is a "haze" when viewing
sections on certain Olympus hi-dri objectives.  
   Any comments or suggestions?  Also, I'd be interested in finding someone
who uses the Hacker or Leica that has a similar volume of slides, (180/day
histo and 250/day paps), and can actually get them to work consistently with
out a lot of fussing.  Your help is most appreciated.       Sandosis

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