[Histonet] Cryostat Decontamination
laurie.colbert <@t> huntingtonhospital.com
Tue Aug 19 16:32:28 CDT 2003
According the the NCCLS Publication "Clinical Laboratory Safety; Approved Guidelines" dated Sept. 1996:
1) "Cryostats should be decontaminated frequntly with 70% alcohol after removal off tissue debris."
2) "The cryostat should be defrosted and decontaminated with a tuberculocidal antiseptic at least once a week. If a suspected tissue contains mycobacteria, immediate decontamination should be done with a tuberculocidal antiseptic."
Do you all follow both of these requirements? I have always done #1 but not #2.
Huntington Memorial Hospital
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