[Histonet] Formalin and Operating Rooms

O'Donnell, Bill billodonnell <@t> catholichealth.net
Tue Aug 21 08:05:23 CDT 2012

I know of no rules, though there may well be. I do know that several
years ago a patient was injected (IV)with formalin in the OR. Results
were NOT good. I know that the OR in the place I was working at the time
would no longer allow for formalin in the OR suite. The tissues were put
in formalin in a separate area - by OR staff.  


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I would be interested in the replies as well.  To add to that, I've
heard the same thing about glutartaldehyde, do the same rules apply?

Paula Sicurello, HTL (ASCP)
Supervisor, Clinical Electron Microscopy Laboratory Duke University
Health System Rm.#251M, Duke South, Green Zone Durham, North Carolina
P: 919.684.2091

On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 6:25 PM, Debra Siena <DSiena <@t> statlab.com> wrote:

> 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
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