[Histonet] discarding old dry chemicals with no expiration date

Podawiltz, Thomas tpodawiltz <@t> lrgh.org
Wed Sep 30 15:15:45 CDT 2009

What CLIA regulation did they use for reference for that statement?

Tom Podawiltz, HT (ASCP)
Histology Section Head/Laboratory Safety Officer
603-524-3211 ext: 3220
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Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 1:24 PM
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Subject: [Histonet] discarding old dry chemicals with no expiration date

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

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