Your laboratory processes tissue samples every day. You're perfectly familiar with the daily routine of receiving biospecimen, accessioning them, writing all the information onto the cassette in order to move to the fixation and embedding process.
When using handwriting there's a risk of illegibility of what has been written, which could lead to misidentification or mismatching of specimen information to the patient's biopsy. It also limits yourself to the amount of information you can put on the cassette, whereas with barcoding you'll notice that there are a lot of opportunities to increase both your laboratories' efficiency as well as your sample security even more.
Don't come unstuck
Nobody knows the challenges with tissue cassette identification better than you do. When using certain labels, they can slide off when exposed to the chemicals or fixatives used during the histology process including the paraffin wax which makes it impossible for any adhesive to remain intact.
As part of Brady's complete laboratory labelling solution, our combination of the B-482 Tissue Cassette label and the BSP™ 31 Label Attachment System, ensures your specimen labels will stick throughout processing, embedding and sectioning. The consequences of NOT using the right label with the right ribbon, and in this case, the right application method, can be detrimental to your laboratory's reputation?