[Histonet] RE: Tissue Tek VIP 5 cleaning cycle

Clements, Mary Ann clemenma <@t> evms.edu
Thu May 22 11:24:04 CDT 2014


Mary Ann Clements, B.S.
Biorepository Manager
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Leroy T. Canoles Jr. Cancer Research Center
Lewis Hall, Room 3018
700 West Olney Road
Norfolk, VA  23507

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From: Grantham, Andrea L - (algranth) [mailto:algranth <@t> email.arizona.edu]
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:23 PM
To: <Susan.Walzer <@t> HCAHealthcare.com>
Cc: Clements, Mary Ann; <histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
Subject: Re: Tissue Tek VIP 5 cleaning cycle

Just a coincidence - I was working in another lab this week and when I was cleaning out the processor (not a VIP) after a cleaning cycle I was picking out chunks of paraffin. I asked the tech (not a histotech) when the last time was that the cleaning reagents were changed and she said, "December". OMG! I did my best to hold back any comments but I changed out the xylene and alcohol as soon as I could. Then I said I thought the reagents need to be changed more often.

Andrea Grantham, HT (ASCP)
Senior Research Specialist
University of Arizona
Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Histology Service Laboratory
P.O.Box 245044
Tucson, AZ 85724

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