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4 Tips for Storing Microscope Slides

Patient misidentification is a frequent source of harm for patients in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Loss of specimens can result in unnecessary surgical...

History of Xylene

Xylene is a toxic small molecule that has been an integral component of histology over the last several decades. It is primarily used in...

Which Chemicals Do I Need to Test with My Labels

Prior to fully integrating new labels into your workflow, it’s imperative to test them first to ensure that they do not fail at any...

How to Optimize the Re-Identification of Histology Slides for Pathology labs

Hospitals collect tissue samples for a variety of purposes, from providing an accurate diagnosis to determining predictive and prognostic factors associated with a multitude...

Breakthrough: GA International Announces the Launch of Histo-PinTAG for the Re-Identification of Microscope Slides

Summary: GA International has developed a unique label designed for the re-identification of microscope slides by consulting facilities and digital pathology labs. GA International is...

Breakthrough: GA International Announces the Launch of XyliSTUCK®

Summary: GA International has developed a new line of xylene-resistant labels for laboratories, XyliSTUCK, that provides extreme resistance to xylene immersion for more than...

Pathology Labs Using RFID to Improve Specimen Tracking

The introduction of errors is a genuine concern in the pathology lab, where preanalytical errors, specimen labeling errors, and specimen loss can all occur...

The Future of Digital Histology

Histology is the study of tissue at the microscopic level, widely used to diagnose disease by pathologists. This traditionally involves thin specimens cut from...

Sample Identification for Immunohistochemistry

A cornerstone of the pathologist’s toolkit, immunohistochemistry (IHC) is an essential diagnostic procedure that uses polyclonal antibodies to determine the tissue distribution of proteins...

Using Specimen Tracking Systems in Histology/Pathology to Improve Efficiency

Pathology and histology labs process a large volume of specimens on a daily basis. These specimens need to be properly identified to ensure patients...

Tissue Microarrays: A New Tool for Pathology Labs

Modern technologies allow for the identification of DNA/RNA and protein markers that might be useful in disease classification and drug development. However, conventional slide-by-slide...

Avoiding Costly Errors in Histology

Histology labs are frequently bombarded with patient samples that require mistake-free, timely processing to render the right diagnosis to the right patient. As a...

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4 Tips for Managing & Maintaining Ultra-Low Temperature Freezers

Freezer maintenance is one of the most critical aspects of laboratory management, with so much riding on the various samples stored for long periods...

What to Look for in a Custom Label

It is possible that, when initiating a new laboratory application or SOP, current methods of sample identification do not meet the new requirements of...

Tips for Improving Label Adhesion Performance

Sample identification systems are an integral part of all laboratory workflows. Optimized systems typically rely on either barcode and/or RFID labels; however, without the...

4 Tips for Creating Label Templates

Once an appropriate type of label is chosen, it’s important to perform the proper setup procedures. To do this, label templates, customized to the...