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Questions and comments may be sent to articles@rankinbiomed.com Clifford M. Chapman, MS, HTL(ASCP), QIHC Senior Consultant Bioscience Solutions Group, LLC Email: cmc@bsg-labs.com Website: www.bsg-labs.com www.twitter.com/BSG_LABS www.linkedin.com/in/bsglabs...
Specimen volumes continue to increase in both hospital and private pathology histology laboratories.  Histology laboratories must adopt new procedures and strategies for managing this increasing volume of specimens to ensure the highest quality of patient care.  Integration of new equipment...
This blog is Part 2 on microwave devices. Please check the website for Part 1 of the blog where regulations and safety issues related to microwave devices are explained. When I was shopping for a new kitchen microwave for my...
I still get asked this question, particularly by people whose lab is becoming CAP accredited for the first time and they are suddenly confronted with a non-compliance citation by the CAP. Laboratory microwave oven specification standards are strictly regulated by...
Author: Peggy A. Wenk, BA, BS, HTL(ASCP)SLS What should the blade angle be on my microtome? When I set the blade angle at one place on the marks of the blade holder, it works for company X’s blades. But I...
Author: Peggy A. Wenk, BA, BS, HTL(ASCP)SLS   Congratulations on being able to buy equipment for your laboratory! Usually, the supervisor has looked into several vendors’ versions of the equipment, researched cost (outright and down the road), and looked to...
In today’s information-based purchasing there are more and more ways to purchase cheap used equipment for your facility…and more and more ways to get into trouble. With the rise in popularity of auction sites selling used equipment, a buyer can...
The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. of Menands, NY has a patent pending for their Tissue Embedding Matrix. The matrix allows simultaneous sectioning and processing of corresponding sections from multiple tissues samples. RFMH has acquired several refurbished laboratory instruments...