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Leica ST5010-CV5030 Integrated Workstation

Workflow Optimization and Productivity for Reliable Diagnosis

Increase your laboratory productivity with Leica Biosystems’ fully automated instruments providing high-quality staining, and superb glass coverslipping for routine H&E and Cytology.

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Ease of Use

Simple operation, easy workstation programming and intuitive software facilitate correct operation, improved safety and reduced turnaround times compared to manual staining.

Proven Reliability

Reliable instrument technique and programming: reagent compatibility check by the instrument and freely programmable incubation times and sequences ensure smooth and stable operation of the workstation.

Optimized Workflow

High specimen throughput and a capacity of up to 11 slide racks aid you to meet increasing workloads.

Health and Safety

To promote a safe lab environment, features as an integrated fume control with external hose for air evacuation and activated charcoal filter reduce exposure to hazardous fumes.

Xylene-free staining and coverslipping decrease occupational health and safety exposure and helps to maintain a healthy workplace.

Experience Flexibility

The workstation allows running different applications simultaneously, giving you the flexibility to meet your specific workflow needs. Choose between your preferred consumables manufacturer or validated Leica Biosystems consumables and protocols providing consistent staining and coverslipping quality.

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Frequently Asked Questions

ST5010-CV5030
Can the Autostainer and Multistainer Workstations also be operated with the deep load container in the Coverslipper?

Yes, since August 2006, both workstations can be operated with the deep load container. Thus, the covering on the slides will be improved and problems during coverslipping, like the forming of bubbles, will be eliminated. In order to ensure the proper function of the deep load container in the CV/ST combinations, the workstations have to be modified before using the container. A catch plate is already installed and the spacer has to be modified to ensure correct function. Please contact your local Leica service representative for further details. Without prior retrofitting of the instruments, the use of the deep load container will lead to substantial functional problems.

The upper part of the sections on the specimen slides is dried out
  • The stroke of the mounting media may need to be adjusted toward the top of the slide.
  • The volume of mounting media may need to be increased.
  • The solvent level in the xylene bath may not be sufficiently high enough to cover the top of the slides to help with the even dispensing of the mounting media, and is therefore creating bubbles or drying artefact.
  • If the maximum fill level is not sufficient to cover entire specimens on slides, you may need to use the higher load container:

14047839657 Load container for slides racks (Xylene bath), deep

Keep in mind, however, that by default the higher container is compatible only with the stand-alone Leica CV5030. In operation as a workstation (Leica ST5020/CV5030 or ST5010 (Autostainer XL)/CV5030) the higher container is compatible only after corresponding modifications. In this case, please call the Leica Microsystems Service.