[Histonet] RE: CAP standard GEN 61300

Tom McNemar TMcNemar <@t> lmhealth.org
Mon May 6 09:48:19 CDT 2013

I am very interested in this as well.  We have an ongoing issue with humidity/static.  I have been unable to find anything that lists a recommended humidity level for histology.  New construction building codes for labs list 30% - 80% and the equipment manufacturers list 30% - 80% for their recommended operating environment.

Based on two different digital readers, our humidity is sometimes in the 20% range (mostly in winter but not always).  A hand operated device reads about 40% higher than the digitals so I don't quite know what to make of it.

Anyway, I will appreciated any input.

Tom McNemar, HT(ASCP)
Histology Co-ordinator
Licking Memorial Health Systems
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Subject: [Histonet] CAP standard GEN 61300

Fellow Histonetters,

I am looking for advice concerning CAP standard GEN 61300 Climate Control.

To those that take humidity records in your lab, what exact % range do you use for a normal range?

And what do you do if and when you are out of this range?

Thank you for sharing your workflow info with me.

Deanne Knutson
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor
St. Alexius Medical Center
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