[Histonet] New Lab

P Sicurello patpxs at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 12:28:13 CST 2019

Hi Tasha,

How fun!  All I can say is ventilation, ventilation, ventilation.  If you
can't get proper ventilation I recommend Sentry Air Systems.  They have
portable fume extractors that use a series of carbon filters, to suck up
the xylene or formaldehyde vapors.


Paula Sicurello, HTL (ASCP)CM

Histotechnology Specialist

UC San Diego Health

9300 Campus Point Drive

La Jolla, CA 92037
(P): 858-249-5610

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On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 5:37 AM Campbell, Tasha M. via Histonet <
histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu> wrote:

> Hello, I am a small GI lab and our facility is moving to a brand new
> building!  The building has yet to be built so I have full control on how
> to design my lab.  I will have about 1000-1500 sq ft.  I was just wondering
> if anyone had any tips for me?  One thing I want to change is the type of
> flooring.  Right now we have the normal 12 x 12 in tiles that are built in
> most buildings.  Is there any other type of flooring that is better
> especially when dealing with the paraffin? And the fact that I am scraping
> the floors?   I use to work at the local hospital here and they remodeled
> the lab there and they put vinyl flooring in that is supposed to be made
> for labs.  Come to find out during the first xylene spill that xylene melts
> vinyl!  So I know I don't want to go that route.
> Thanks!!
> Tasha Campbell, B.S.,HTL(ASCP)
> Frederick Gastroenterology Associates
> 310 W. 9th St.
> Frederick, MD 21701
> 301-695-6800 ext. 144
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