Re: Expiration date's and CAP


Their recommendation is partly true.  As I suggested to Deb, please refer to the
articles that I have written on this subject.
If you go into  Next go into Tech Corner and then FAQ's.
I think you and anyone else who is concerned about this subject will find your
answers.  There are two articles under expiration dates.  We get this question
alot here at EM Science.

Rande Kline
EM Science

Dave Low  on 04/05/2002 04:20:36 AM

cc:    (bcc: Rande Kline/EMI/Merck)
Subject:  Re: Expiration date's and CAP

Hi Deb,
I had to retrieve this message from work. I e-mailed
CAP concerning ANP. 21366.  The response was:

"Your question was forwarded to me for a response.
Freshly prepared reagents must be labeled with the
preparation date and the date to which they can
reasonably be expected to be stable. If you
don't know what that date would be, perhaps you could
review quality control data to historically determine
stability, or you could check with the manufacturer
for their recommendations. (Dry chemicals and stains
should be labeled by the manufacturer, if not you
should ask them for recommendations to determine the
storage life.) I hope that this information is
helpful. Thank you for your interest in the Laboratory
Accreditaiton Program."

I was hoping for a specific answer, but oh well!
Good luck!

Dave Low
Elmendorf Med Ctr, AK

--- wrote:
> Greetings to all,
>        I was interested in the recent subject of
> expiration dates for
> chemicals, dyes, and solutions.  I'm curious to know
> what CAP specifically
> says about expiration dates and how this is
> inspected at facilities.  Thanks.
> Deb King, HT(ASCP)
> Sacramento, CA

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