Staining and coverslipping solutions
How often does this happen to you too?
Pathologists are complaining about slide quality and being late again. Inconsistent stain quality makes it harder for them to read. Your lab tries to deliver the perfect H&E but it’s not so easy tracking your stain quality. While working hard to keep up with the busy lab, your techs still struggle to track refreshing the reagents. As if the workload isn’t demanding enough, your glass coverslipper has been acting up and failing again. Your lab does its best to keep up anyway, this is all business as usual.
But what exactly happened in the lab this morning, that is making pathologists complain this time?
You did some investigating. It appears the techs got overwhelmed, they had important STAT requests to get out ASAP, while more and more glass coverslipped slides were also coming out needing to be re-coverslipped by hand. While focusing on re-coverslipping and making sure those STAT requests are still being prioritized, someone forgot to refresh the alcohols and xylenes on the stainer. You know that all these sources of error MUST be eliminated. But how? How do you help save your lab from these struggles and confidently guarantee that it won’t keep happening? Can you really do all this AND get those slides to the pathologists faster?