[Histonet] slide disposal

Mike Pence mpence <@t> grhs.net
Wed Mar 11 08:21:55 CDT 2009

All of our slides are put into buckets and placed in the regular
dumpster as long as there is no patient names on the slides. We don't
even treat them as "sharps". 


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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Sharon
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 3:57 AM
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Subject: [Histonet] slide disposal

Hi everyone!

Thank you for all the great responses to my last question about metal
vs. plastic molds. I have another question being debated however, How to
dispose of slides once the required time is up (10 years for us). We
have put the slide in sharps containers and then into biohazard, but are
they really bioharzard, the slides only contain the patients accession
number - no personal ID on the slides? How do you guys dispose of your
slides when space and money are an issue?

Thank you


Sharon Campbell, HTL(ASCP)CM, BSBM

Histology Supervisor

Celligent Diagnostics, LLC

Formerly Pathology Associates Services

101 East W.T. Harris Blvd, Suite 1212

Charlotte, NC  28262

800-524-6779 ext. 104

704-970-3304 Direct Line

sharonc <@t> celligent.net


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