[Histonet] discarding old dry chemicals with no expiration date

Kelly Boyd kdboydhisto <@t> yahoo.com
Wed Sep 30 12:24:11 CDT 2009

Our lab recently had our CLIA inspection and the surveyor informed me that we need to discard any dry chemicals with an opened date of more than 10 years, even though none of the dry chemicals have an expiration date. This was not written up as a deficiency, but it was suggested we follow up on this for our next re-certification.
 I am sure it is best to keep the chemicals current, but is this what all labs are doing?

Kelly D. Boyd, BS, HTL (ASCP)
Lab Manager
Harris Histology Services
2025 Eastgate Dr. Ste. F
Greenville, NC 27858
Tele (252)-830-6866
Cell (252)-943-9527
Fax  (252)-830-0032


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