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1. (WO2018081142) ASSESSMENT AND CONTROL OF REAGENTS IN AUTOMATED SLIDE PREPARATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/081142    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/058111
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Oct 25 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G01F 23/28
G01F 23/00
G01F 23/22
G01F 23/292
G01F 23/296
G01N 21/00
Applicants: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
Inventors: BEREZHNA, Svitlana Y.
JANBAKHSH, Mahmoud
OLAH, Ema C.
LANGSNER, Robert
Title: ASSESSMENT AND CONTROL OF REAGENTS IN AUTOMATED SLIDE PREPARATION
Abstract:
The present disclosure provides methods for the automated control of aspects of slide preparation in an automated slide preparation instrument. Aspects of the methods include automated assessments of reagent amounts, quality and performance as well as automated adjustments of reagents based on such assessments, including the adjustment of reagent amounts, e.g., as present in reagent baths, the adjustment of reagent compositions and the replacement of reagents. Devices and systems useful in performing the described methods are also provided herein.