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For over 26 years, Rankin has supplied refurbished anatomic pathology lab equipment to thousands of university, hospital, research, industrial, commercial and in-office laboratories that perform diagnostic testing and research.
Rankin offers a comprehensive line of refurbished and new histological equipment, and as well, provides equipment PM and repair service, depot refurbishment and repair, replacement parts, equipment installation, operator training, and service agreements.

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Validating Your New Stainer According to CAP and CLIA Requirements

Congratulations on purchasing a new autostainer! There are three parts to the start-up process:  Instrument Verification, Stain Protocol Optimization, and Validation of the Staining Protocols.  Instrument Verification – see CAP All Common Checklist (06/04/2020) COM.40350 Optimally, the company you purchase the instrument from should provide an operator manual; provide verbal procedural instructions; and test the

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Part 2: Coronavirus Histopathology Laboratory Precautions

In the short time since part 1 of this series “Coronavirus in Histology” was published, the COVID-19 virus has continued its spread around the globe. Currently, the entire country of Italy is on lock down. The BBC reports (1) that the Italian government has implemented emergency measures related to the coronavirus outbreak, which include a ban on public gatherings and a travel ban for all residents of the entire country. There are other ramifications occurring around the globe as well.

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Part 1: Coronavirus in the Histology Laboratory

An important and timely article was published online in the Journal of Histotechnology 01 March 2020. The article “Coronavirus disinfection in histopathology” by Anthony F Henwood (1) was referenced by Gayle Callis on the NSH Open Forum and has been granted open access. Everyone is urged to read the entire article. Herein is a review to provide the essential findings of the article.

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