[Histonet] CAP Microwave ?s

Joe Nocito jnocito <@t> satx.rr.com
Fri Sep 8 20:30:18 CDT 2006

this is what we did. We purchased a tabletop fume hood from Mopec and a 
microwave leak detector from Lab Safety Supply (I think it was under $80).
I looked at our range of times we used and set up a chart that had 15, 30 
and 60 seconds with 3 rows each.
    I placed a beaker with distilled water and a calibrated thermometer and 
recorded the temps for three times. I used new water each time.
    At the time the microwave was on, I ran the meter all around the 
microwave and recorded the results.
    I didn't make it elaborate because I like the KISS method. It answers 
all the questions and it's recorded.
    I'd be willing to give you a copy of my procedures and charts. Just 
email me at work:
jnocito <@t> pathreflab.com

Hopes this helps.

Histology Manager
Pathology Reference Lab
San Antonio, TX
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kelly Larson" <kfineout <@t> hotmail.com>
To: <histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 9:42 AM
Subject: [Histonet] CAP Microwave ?s

>   I  was  wondering what most histology labs are doing about the new CAP
>   microwave   questions,   especially   the  ventilation(ANP.29430)  and
>   temperature reproducibility(ANP.28290) ones??!!  We are using a normal
>   household  microwave from Walmart.  I looked into getting one made for
>   lab  use  and  it costs $1800 (I don't think so!!).  I am now thinking
>   about  getting  a  fume  hood,  like  the one we use for coverslipping
>   slides, and put the microwave we have in that.  Any suggestions??
>   Kelly
>   Pathology Services of West MI
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