A good quality process lays the foundation for quality research results. Leica Biosystems recognizes the importance of focusing on “why quality matters” throughout the workflow cascade of tissue-based research and its impact on downstream results. Optimizing efficiencies can help build trustworthiness, improve quality, and impact downstream staining applications.
When designing a research project plan or building a new laboratory, one must learn how to assess each step of the pre-staining process with an eye to quality that can create repeatable and reliable results.
- An essential step in good quality staining of a tissue specimen is through fixation and subsequent tissue processing.
- Consistency in tissue section thickness, and the chemistry of tissue adherence to slides is crucial in producing the most intact and reliable morphological specimens that are required for high-quality staining.