[Histonet] CAP regulations regarding storage of antibodies in frost free refrigerator freezers

Horn, Hazel V HornHV <@t> archildrens.org
Wed Jan 10 08:10:28 CST 2007

I'm don't know of a CAP regulation but it isn't a good idea to store
antibodies or tissue for that matter in a frost free freezer.   It can
dry out the antibodies or tissue if left for long periods of time.

Hazel Horn
Hazel Horn, HT/HTL (ASCP)
Supervisor of Histology
Arkansas Children's Hospital
800 Marshall    Slot 820
Little Rock, AR   72202

phone   501.364.4240
fax        501.364.3912

visit us on the web at:    www.archildrens.org

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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Breisch,
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 6:21 PM
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] CAP regulations regarding storage of antibodies in
frost free refrigerator freezers

Hi Histonet-


            Is anyone aware of new or existing CAP regulations regarding
the use of frost free refrigerator/freezers for the storage of
antibodies ie. IFA antibodies or IHC antibodies? Please advise if anyone
has information pertaining to Histology and the above mentioned use of a


Thank you,



Eric A. Breisch, Ph.D.

Clinical Anatomist

Rady Children's Hospital and Health Center

Associate Clinical Professor of Anatomy


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