[Histonet] RE: Formalin and Operating Rooms

Horn, Hazel V HornHV <@t> archildrens.org
Tue Aug 21 07:15:50 CDT 2012

Debra and others:
All of our specimens are sent fresh because surgery says formalin cannot be in the operating rooms.  I'm told it comes from AORN, which is the association for operating room nurses.  

Hazel Horn
Supervisor of Histology/Autopsy/Transcription
Anatomic Pathology
Arkansas Children's Hospital
1 Children's Way | Slot 820| Little Rock, AR 72202
501.364.4240 direct | 501.364.1302 office | 501.364.1241 fax
hornhv <@t> archildrens.org


-----Original Message-----
From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Debra Siena
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2012 5:25 PM
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] Formalin and Operating Rooms

Hi All,

I would like to ask if anyone has heard of any new regulations or laws that state that the Operating Room can't have formalin available in the room so that they can place formalin onto the sample right away?  I was wondering if anyone has heard of this, if you could tell me more about where it is coming from so that I can access a copy of it.  We have had some inquiries and I have not heard of this.  I appreciate any help that you can give and sorry, that I don't have more information.  Best wishes.

  Debbie Siena, HT(ASCP)QIHC
StatLab Medical Products
Technical Support Manager
407 Interchange Street | McKinney, TX 75071
t: 800.442.3573 ext. 229 | f: 972.436.1369 dsiena <@t> statlab.com | www.statlab.com

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