[Histonet] RE: Sterile slides for FNA

Rathborne, Toni Toni.Rathborne <@t> rwjuh.edu
Wed Feb 11 08:45:13 CST 2015

What a great resource. How does Sterile Processing package them for you? 

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From: Mike Pence [mailto:mpence <@t> grhs.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 9:42 AM
To: Rathborne, Toni; histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: RE: Sterile slides for FNA

We make our own sterile slides. We package 2 slides per package and send to sterile processing where then sterilize them for us. We then let the radiologist smear/touch/do their thing on the slide and the needle remains sterile. You can make up 200 packets in just a few minutes and save a lot of $$.

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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Rathborne, Toni
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 8:38 AM
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] Sterile slides for FNA

Good morning everyone.

I was wondering if I could get some feedback about whether anyone uses sterile slides for FNAs, if you do them. While most of the radiologists transfer the core from the end of the needle onto the slide by using a scalpel to assist, we have one radiologist who prefers to place the core directly onto the slide by using the needle. This is fine, unless he needs to go back in and make another pass. If the needle has touched a slide which is not sterile, then the needle would have to be changed to prevent contamination of the site. Does anyone use sterile slides, and are these available in a small quantity so that there is no waste?
Vendors are welcome to reply to me directly, unless others would like the information as well.


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