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Iron Positive Control Slides Sale $1.37 per slide

Human liver tissue with possible hemochromatosis diagnosis positive control tissues now only $1.37 per slide.  High quality positive control tissues are tested (Prussian blue staining technique) before leaving the building to make sure your complete satisfaction.  The slides will be sectioned to order, so if you have special instructions please send them with your order.  Act now, this sale only last 30 days or when the tissue is all gone.  This sale will be over December 13th 2014.

Human Liver with Iron (Blue) 10x
Human Liver with Iron (Blue) 10x


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Contact us at:

Hans B Snyder

Histologistics Inc.

60 Prescott Street

Worcester, MA 01605

hans@histologistics.com

508-308-7800

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Helicobacter Pylori Tissue Control Slides On Sale $1.37 Per Slide (IHC Only)

Human Colon IHC Helicobacter Pylori
Human Colon IHC Helicobacter Pylori

This is an incredible tissue control sale that will only last 30 days.  We have high quality helicobacter pylori (HP) tissue for IHC staining control tissues for just $1.37 per slide!  This tissue is a little different from normal (HP) because it’s from the lower GI tract.  Some pieces contain small intestine and some are colon.  These controls have been bought by area hospitals and have been in use for over a year.   These have been tested with special stains such as Giemsa, warthin starry and Steiner and Steiner and are not suitable for these tests.

These tissues are placed on positively charged slides that can be baked at 60C for 1 hour or overnight at 37C for to make sure their adhesion.  All slides are cut to order and can be customized to meet your needs.  We can place negative control tissue right next to the positive tissue and orient to your specifications.

Orders will be taken be email at a first come first serve basis.  No order is considered too small or too large, if we still have the tissue you will get it.  We ship worldwide.

Most other histology supply companies charge between $3.15 to $6.00 per slide.  This is a 1 month sale and will expire on 9/07/2014 or when the tissue is gone.

Please contact us for a sample. (US only)

Histologistics Inc.
Hans B Snyder
60 Prescott Street
Worcester, MA 01605
hans@histologistics.com

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Making Solutions With Ease

One of the first things I ask my new students and interns to make is solutions.  I ask them a simple question that I think they should know, how do you make a 1% solution of “?” for a total of 100 ml?  This is something that has perplexed many students and histology co-workers (What?) for years.  Most of them just over think the solution and fumble through to the correct answer.  Some however, truly do not know how to do it.  It is a skill that many lab oriented companies wish for.  Many see a sheer number of students hired with a 4 year degree from all types of colleges that cannot do basic math.  So, now I offer the question to you.  Can you solve this puzzle?

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15 Most Health Hazardous Professions

On Monday, Yahoo posted a news piece about “the 15 jobs that are most Damaging to your health”.  This report identifies histotechnologists and histotechnicians as the most health hazardous job out of 974 professions.  No wonder there are no histology technicians left to replace the baby boomers who are now trying to retire.  There was a lot of commotion on the histology forum (histonet, http://www.histosearch.com/histonet.html)  Tuesday and Wednesday about this controversial subject.  Some were giving examples of the lab conditions they worked in the past.  I’ve heard the stories from some of the older histotechs about them eating, drinking and smoking in the labs while performing gross dissection on patient tissues.  They also told stories about how there were no fume hoods, MSDS sheets or safety precautions taken for any chemicals.  Techs were encouraged to melt paraffin off their hands using xylene.  In the past 25 years those safety precautions and regulations have been put into place but still do not mean much unless the lab adheres to them.  http://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-15-jobs-that-are-most-damaging-to-your-health-155706120.html

The first histology lab I worked (2004-2010) in had little or no safety precautions set up for the workers.  All the chemicals that did not go down the drain, went into the techs blood stream working in the lab.  The owner a 30 year veteran of histology explained that he had been grossing tissues without gloves for 30 plus years and did not believe in any of the health risks associated with histology chemicals, because he did not exhibit any abnormal symptoms.  That’s too bad for all the employees who have ever worked for him or continue to do so.  This is a prime example of gross negligence by a professional employer.

The forum also talked about trying to set up a system like the nursing association, with all the histology technicians submitting their doctors yearly check-ups to categorize and identify possible health and safety issues associated with the profession of histology.  After years of data was compiled on all the histotechs who completed the surveys, this would give rise to a database that might correlate and predict life expectancy for the average histology technician.  The possibility for new safety regulations and precautions may also result.