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Over the course of the past few months, General Data Healthcare has been keeping a close eye on all of the raw material and supply chain challenges that are currently impacting the global economy. These challenges have reached virtually every sector of the economy – and healthcare is no exception.  Product shortages and stockouts, extended lead times, and freight issues are now part...
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For a histology lab to properly and reliably identify and track specimen slides, each slide must be labeled with information that positively identifies it using both text and barcodes.   Sounds easy enough, right?  But this is a histology lab, and those slides are going to be subjected to harsh chemicals, stains, reagents, and other processes as the slide is stained. The slide...
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There are many different types of slide labels available on the market today, and many of them promote themselves as “xylene-resistant.” But what does that mean? And what type of slide label would work best in your lab? A typical xylene-resistant slide label has special properties that make it resistant to exposure to xylene. However, histology labs use more than just xylene to...
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Positive patient identification (and therefore, patient safety) is of paramount importance in the lab. It’s the primary reason for using barcoding in histology, cytology, pathology, or any lab environment. Identifying and tracking tissue specimens in histology labs involves placing barcodes on both cassettes and slides, and scanning those barcodes to track the tissue block and...