[Histonet] Formaldehyde filters in Grosslab Senior

Vickroy, James jvickroy at SpringfieldClinic.com
Tue Dec 20 14:39:32 CST 2016

It seems to me that we are replacing filters much too often on our Grosslab senior grossing station.  I do realize that there are so many variables but would be interested in:
By the way we only gross small biopsies, gyn, gi, derm)

a.        How often others replace Grosslab filters?

b.      How others have maybe lengthened the time that the filters last?   (We do use formalin absorbing and neutralizing pads.)

Any other experiences or help would be appreciated.    Also we do monitor the formalin levels with badges and our levels every six months are way below safety levels.   Badges are worn by the techs doing the gross.


Jim Vickroy
Histology Manager
Springfield Clinic, Main Campus, East Building
1025 South 6th Street
Springfield, Illinois  62703
Office:  217-528-7541, Ext. 15121
Email:  jvickroy at SpringfieldClinic.com<mailto:jvickroy at SpringfieldClinic.com>

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