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Welcome to our FAQ blog post about the Lumea BxTag. We compiled a list of frequently asked questions about this technology so you can see if it might be the right fit for your lab.

What is the BxTag?

BxTag gifThe BxTag is a marker made of the same material as the BxChip that is designed to reduce scanning failures and rescans commonly associated with poor focal plane definition of small tissue biopsies and cytology samples. It also provides a reference point for Lumea’s multi view algorithm. Pathologists can now view multiple levels and stains of the same specimen at the same time, facilitating easier comparison.

How does it work?

The BxTag comes processed and ready to embed with tissue in a block. The BxTag appears at the same location relative to the tissue sample in every section placed on slides. The slides then goes through the standard processes to stain and digitize.

What specimen types work with the BxTag?

The BxTag is made for small specimen slide preparation.

What is the purpose of the BxTag?

Lumea Multi View with BxTagThe purpose of the BxTag is to improve the quality of scanned slides and reduce the number of needed rescans in a laboratory. It also enables the Lumea MultiView®.

How many uses can I get out of one BxTag?

You can expect to get up to 100 sections per BxTag block when cutting at 3 to 4 microns.


Schedule a call with us today to try the BxTag in your lab.

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