[Histonet] Recycled Alocohol and Xylene

Stevens Cathy Cathy.Stevens <@t> HealthONEcares.com
Wed Sep 29 11:52:04 CDT 2004

We have been recycling for 3 years without any problems. We use xylene
(recycled) and recycled 70%, 95% on our processor. The only thing not
recycled is the absolute alcohol. We have a B/R and really like it.

-----Original Message-----
From: Smith Wanda [mailto:Wanda.Smith <@t> HCAhealthcare.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 11:17 AM
To: 'histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu'
Subject: [Histonet] Recycled Alocohol and Xylene

Hey Netters,
We are demo-ing a recycler and are using the recycled alcohol and xylene on
our tissue processor since mid-August.  The histotechs here feel that our
tissue has recently become dry and brittle and is getting worse.  Could this
be from the recycled products?  We do use brand new reagents in the last
100% and last xylene.  Has anyone else experienced this problem using
recycled products?
Thanks for any insight on this!

> Wanda G. Smith,  HTL/HT(ASCP)
> Pathology Supervisor
> Trident Medical Center Laboratory Services
> *9330 Medical Plaza Drive, Charleston, SC 29406
> *843-797-4586 *fax 843-797-4296
> *wanda.smith <@t> hcahealthcare.com

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