RE: [Histonet] Slide/block storage

From:"Fontenot, Jason E. HM2"

Sorry... I was looking at an old form... Blocks, Slides, paper reports with
no computer records or 10 years then dispose.... Accession records and
Maintenance records are 2 years... This is the most updated material...  

-----Original Message-----
From: Fontenot, Jason E. HM2 [] 
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2005 9:56 AM
To: 'Rogerson Kemlo (ELHT) Pathology'; Therersa Stegall;
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Slide/block storage

According to CAP... Blocks are only required to be kept for a Max of 5
years.... And Slides are to be kept for 10 years....  I dispose of blocks in
the biohazard waste with my wet tissue and the slides go in to the  Medical
(green) glass recycle/Disposal bend or you can gather Sharps containers and
fill them up... Neatly of course if you just throw the slides in you will
fill it quickly and will not have utilized all the free space... The best
way is to keep the lid off neatly stack the old glass slides in a clean
unused sharps and when full place the lid on.... The max for my hospital for
a sharps container is 50 pounds per sharps container. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Rogerson Kemlo (ELHT) Pathology []
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2005 9:32 AM
To: Therersa Stegall;
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Slide/block storage

Two ways I found of ethical disposal; one let rats eat the blocks, two put
records in a 'tank room' and watch it flood. Bingo, job done......
CPA might not like it though, might they?

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Therersa
Sent: 17 August 2005 17:37
Subject: [Histonet] Slide/block storage

Hey out there.  We all know we're supposed to keep slides/blocks nearly
throughout eternity; question, what are you doing with the archived (read
will no longer fit on campus) blocks and slides.  We have been using a
records etc. storage service, but the retrieval times, and often, chances of
accurately getting what we need to retrieve instead of something else, or
being told that the items needed cannot be found are becoming more frequent.
So...... we're looking for suggestions/alternatives.  If you know of a good,
reliable storage system, and are in the St. Louis metro area, we'd like to
hear from you!
  We would appreciate all/any replies.   Peace, Terre S. HT/ASCP

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