One of the most important challenges in laboratories today is accreditation, which guarantees reliable and reproducible results. Staining plays an important role within the diagnosis chain, requiring for these criteria to be met. Furthermore, the laboratory workflow must be insured while also guaranteeing the security of lab technicians.
WHAT IS RAL STAINER ?
RAL Stainer is an easy to use automated staining unit, compact and efficient. This instrument is used by laboratories with a workload between 30 and 200 slides per day. RAL Stainer offers a backup solution or it can also be used for urgent slide analysis depending on the lab workflow. RAL Stainer runs exclusively with RAL Diagnostics staining kits for different applications: hematology, microbiology, parasitology and mycology.
HOW DOES RAL STAINER WORK ?
RAL Stainer uses a bath staining technique, during which slides are directly immersed in the stain bottles. It is a closed system that only recognizes specifically dedicated RAL Diagnostics reagent kits.
The slide holder is compatible with standard slides and up to 10 slides can be stained during one staining cycle.
7 ready to use kits are available to address different applications:
- Microbiology: Gram Hücker and Gram Nicolle
- Mycobacteria staining: Fluo-RAL, Fluo RAL methylene blue, Cold ZN
- Hematology (blood and bone marrow smears): MCDh
- Versatile (Parasitology, Cyto-bacteriology…) RAL 555
The bottles inside the kit are also the staining baths so the stains no longer need to be transferred into separate containers.
Reagents are placed inside closed drawers and covered by sealing lids.
The staining chamber is closed, and the air is purified by an activated carbon filter. The users are protected throughout the staining process.
SIMPLIFY YOUR HANDLING
The ready to use reagents are directly placed inside the RAL Stainer without any priming of the stains.
The maintenance is reduced thanks to an automatic cleaning cycle.
When the reagents reach the end of their useful life, they can be automatically drained into the waste bin.
Continuous slide loading thanks to a second slide drawer available while the first set of slides is being stained.
RAL Stainer is optimized thanks to calibrated and dedicated kits and 10 recordable staining protocols.
Low consumption of reagents thanks to the bath method.
GIVE A RELIABLE RESULT
Protocols are automatically loaded onto the system via an RFID Tag that comes with each kit. This avoids protocol errors and provides traceability of the staining cycle (reagent lot and autonomy, staining protocol, user profile…).
Traceability data can be downloaded and saved.
In hematology, the staining is optimized for digital image analysis especially with MCDh kit.