[Histonet] RE: Removing "build up" from reagent containers

From:"Susan Plaza"

We remove lithium carbonate build up from our frozen room containers
with vinegar.  It works wonders when you do not have time to soak over
night.  As for the 70% alchol, I'm not sure.  Good luck.

Susan Plaza, HT(ASCP), QIHC
Pathology Associates of Tyler
Tyler, TX

Message: 18
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 07:30:25 -0500
From: "sheila adey" 
Subject: [Histonet] Removing "build up" from reagent containers
To: histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu
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Hi Histonetters,

We get a "build up" on the edges of our 70% alcohol container on our
but no "build up" on the 70% alcohol container on the processor. (we use
water to make up the 70%)
The 1% Lithium Carbonate that we use for bluing in the frozen room also 
develops this "build up"?
We've tried so many ways to clean these containers but have not found an

effective solution.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Have a great day!!

Sheila Adey HT MLT
Port Huron Hospital

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