[Histonet] Glassware washing

Oneil, Beth Ann oneilb <@t> wvuhealthcare.com
Wed Apr 4 13:08:14 CDT 2012

Our laboratory does about half of it's daily special stains manually which means we go through a lot of Copeland jars.  We currently wash everything by hand using liquinox with a splash of bleach in the water.  We rinse with tap water.  My question is how do other labs address the CAP issue of testing their glassware for detergent removal.  When I worked in the chemistry lab, we didn't go through a lot of glassware so we were able to take a monthly bin of dirty glassware to sterile processing for cleaning, and then just check one representative piece of glassware from the batch for detergent.  I can't figure out how my lab can check our glassware when there is so much, we wash it all throughout the day.  Thank you for any help.

Beth Ann O'Neil, MT(ASCP)SC, HTL, QIHC
Histology Supervisor/Technical Specialist
West Virginia University Hospitals
304-293-7629 (office)
304-293-6014 (lab)

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