RE: GI biopsy blues

From:Donna Carlton

Using any detergent is fine that is just the one I happen to use:-)

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> Donna Carlton suggests for facing GI tissue blocks:
> >>Try hibaclens half and half with water for 10 min.<<
> Hibiclens hand wash combines a mild detergent ("nonionic surfactant") with
> chlorhexidine (Hibitane), a "quat" disinfectant. I think using Hibiclens
> in 
> microtomy is safe and reasonable, but it's not an entirely rational use of
> the product.
> Chlorhexidine hand wash - the usual brand name is Hibiclens, but there are
> others, since chlorhexidine has been around since 1946 - is the best 
> documented of germicidal hand washes that aren't too hard on your hands.
> For 
> reasons I don't understand, Good Management prohibits its use, and an 
> occasional hissy fit is necessary to keep the stuff on hand for when you 
> really feel (and look) dirty after doing an autopsy.
> MSDS at
> Bob Richmond
> Samurai Pathologist
> Knoxville TN
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