[Histonet] Slides & blocks - Biohazard?

Jackie.O'Connor <@t> abbott.com Jackie.O'Connor <@t> abbott.com
Tue May 18 09:49:55 CDT 2004


"kevin williams" <akwilliams75 <@t> hotmail.com>
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        To:     Rcartun <@t> harthosp.org, histonet <@t> pathology.swmed.edu
        Subject:        RE: [Histonet] Slides & blocks - Biohazard?

   Dear Richard:

   I  have  been  told that shavings are not Biohazard, because they have
   been processed, so how can a single "shaving" on a slide be considered

   Yours faithfully,

   A. Kevin Williams
   >From: "Richard Cartun" <Rcartun <@t> harthosp.org>
   >To: <Histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
   >Subject: [Histonet] Slides & blocks - Biohazard?
   >Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 14:22:21 -0400
   >Are glass microscopic slides and paraffin tissue blocks considered
   >"biohazards"?  We occasionally receive either unstained slides or a
   >paraffin  tissue  block in a "Biohazard" bag from another institution
   >special testing.  Technically speaking, the only personnel allowed to
   >handle those materials would be those individuals wearing gloves.
   >Richard Cartun
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