[Histonet] RE: Floaters

Histonet Alias histonetalias <@t> gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 08:08:32 CST 2008

ANP.23350             Phase II
N/A   YES   NO

*Are flotation baths clean and well-maintained, and is there a procedure for
preventing cross-contamination of paraffin sections in the bath?*

* *

NOTE:  Of particular importance are periodic water changes or blotting of
the water surface so that sections from one patient block are not
inadvertently carried over to another case (so-called "floaters" or
"extraneous tissue").


On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 4:44 AM, Edwards, R.E. <ree3 <@t> leicester.ac.uk> wrote:

> I tend to  try and  poke them down with a metal coat hanger!.
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> Teri.Hallada <@t> midmichigan.org
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> To: histonet <@t> pathology.swmed.edu
> Subject: [Histonet] Floaters
> Would anyone care to share their policy on floaters? Also, does anyone
> know if there is a CAP policy in floaters?
> Teresa Hallada BS, MT/CT (ASCP)
> Lead Cytotechnologist
> MidMichigan Health - Gratiot
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