[Histonet] Disposal of Processor

Morken, Timothy Timothy.Morken at ucsf.edu
Thu Aug 11 17:07:45 CDT 2016

Fawn, equipment we dispose of (ie, surplus for sale) we just have to clean it. For a tissue processor we would run a cleaning cycle, clean up the outside of crud and it is good to go. There is no infectious contamination issue. We signoff on  a form that it has been decontaminated. It is similar to a form we sign if a piece of equipment has to be shipped to a vendor factory for repair (like an embedding center or cryostat). 

Tim Morken
Pathology Site Manager, Parnassus 
Supervisor, Electron Microscopy/Neuromuscular Special Studies
Department of Pathology
UC San Francisco Medical Center

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Subject: [Histonet] Disposal of Processor

Does anyone know if you need to decontaminate a tissue processor in any special way to dispose of it?  If the tissue has all been fixed before being in the processor and there were no CJD cases processed on it, is it considered biohazardous?

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