Definition : Laboratory equipment designed to automate the staining of fixed samples intended for microscopic examination. These stainers may use several different techniques, including surface adsorption, direct and indirect staining, and mordant staining. Automated slide stainers perform staining faster and more uniformly than manual methods; the standardized procedure usually improves the quality and consistency of results. Dedicated slide stainers are available for use in hematology, microbiology, and cytology/histology; slide stainers that can perform immunostaining of cytology/histology specimens (i.e., for immunohistochemistry, histochemistry, and/or in situ hybridization) are also available.
Entry Terms : "Stainers, Slide"
UMDC code : 15599