[Histonet] formalin pad for grossing
wangweixi at sjhmc.org
Wed Mar 29 12:09:25 CDT 2017
Dear all Histonetters,
It has been a while since I joined the mailing list and I learned a lot here!
Now I have a question and would like to get feedbacks regarding the use of formalin in the grossing room. I was instructed to use the formalin-neutralized pads during the grossing. Any other pads or paper, absorbent or not, cannot go to the bio-hazardous waste. But the neutralizer pads are so costly, especially for grossing part, when we need to change very frequently to void the cross contamination between specimen.
I would like to know what is the pad/mat/paper you use for grossing, and how do you dispose these formalin contaminated materials.
Any feedback is deeply appreciated!
Weixi Wang, Ph.D., HTL(ASCP)
Manager | Histology Laboratory
St. Joseph's Healthcare System
703 Main Street, Paterson, NJ 07503
Phone: 973.754.3541 | Fax: 973.754.3292
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