RE: RETRIEVAL USING PRESSURE COOKER
We use steam monitor strips from Biocare Medical, cat#613.
They come in little zip lock bags of 25, and we just lay one across the top
of one of our coplin jars before closing the pressure cooker.
Biocare Medical - (800)799-9499
>From: Amy Self
>To: "'Tara Miller'"
>Subject: RE: RETRIEVAL USING PRESSURE COOKER
>Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 12:40:43 -0400
> We do a few immunos in our small lab using the black and decker
>steamer - was wandering where do you get the steamer strips from and how
>you using these strips? Thanks
>From: Tara Miller [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: Friday, April 19, 2002 11:23 AM
>Subject: Re: RETRIEVAL USING PRESSURE COOKER
>At first we were marking on sheets (one for each pH) that our pH strips had
>detected the correct pH. However now we save all the strips, both steam
>strips and the pH strips, by just taping them all into a log book. Of
>we first let them dry out and the pH strips fade a little, but it
>demonstrates that we did the necessary testing. Also, we log the date and
>whether the steam strip was used in the pressure cooker or the steamer.
>if we do more than on run we mark 1st run and 2nd run next to the strips.
>Tara Oakes, H.T.
>Central DuPage Hospital
> >From: "Nava, Josefa"
> >To: "'HISTONET@PATHOLOGY.SWMED.EDU.'"
> >Subject: RETRIEVAL USING PRESSURE COOKER
> >Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 13:55:48 -0500
> >I am curious how everyone is doing their QC on the IHC pressure cooker.
> >you have a form to log in your temperature and pressure evrytime you
> >your pressure cooker everyday? For those who are using the Biocare
> >cooker what type of Quality control do
> >you have aside from using the Monitor strips. And do you have an everyday
> >log to record your reaction on your monitor strips or do you even save
> >those strips for CAP inspection? I appreciate any feedback you can give
> >on this matter.
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