[Histonet] Formalin fixation for COVID-19 positive tissues .....

Cartun, Richard Richard.Cartun at hhchealth.org
Mon Apr 20 15:50:49 CDT 2020

How long are you fixing surgical tissue specimens from COVID-19 positive patient's before tissue processing?  I know that the CDC is recommending "72" hours for autopsy tissues, but, to me, that seems excessive for surgical pathology specimens.  Any information that you can share on this subject would be appreciated.  Thank you and stay safe.


Richard W. Cartun, MS, PhD
Director, Histology & The Martin M. Berman, MD Immunopathology/Morphologic Proteomics Laboratory
Director, Biospecimen Collection Programs
Assistant Director, Anatomic Pathology
Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT  06102
(860) 972-1596 (Office)
(860) 545-2204 (Fax)
Richard.cartun at hhchealth.org<mailto:Richard.cartun at hhchealth.org>

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