[Histonet] AAVLD Histo sample block & slide retention policy
shive003 <@t> umn.edu
Fri Sep 11 09:21:58 CDT 2009
For veterinary diagnostic lab personnel:
We're having a difference of opinion here over how long our Histo slides need to be retained. It was my understanding that all paraffin blocks and stained slides need to be retained for 7 years. Others here believe that as long as the blocks are retained, it's not necessary to retain the stained slides past a year or two. Storage space might be a problem in the near future.
I've looked through the AAVLD Essential Requirements, but cannot find a definitive answer to this question. Can someone help me out with the correct answer? We're writing a sample storage SOP for each lab section today, and I'd like to get an answer as soon as possible.
Thanks in advance,
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