Re: [Histonet] New Microwave Cap Regulation

From:"Kaye Ryan"

Hi Stacey,

If you look at ANP.27170 you will see the question "Are microwave devices used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.  I interpret this as meaning if you have a "kitchen" microwave then you should be using it for purposes in the kitchen (preparation of food).   It was not intended for laboratory purposes no matter how you vent it.  The note underneath states "Microwave devices should be used in accordance with manufacturer's instruction, unless CAP requirements are more stringent."

We have all used these for laboratory purposes but with the new CAP requirements we have purchased a laboratory grade microwave.  They are already vented.


Kaye Ryan
Histology Manager/Educational Coordinator
Shands Rocky Point Laboratories
(352) 265-0111, 72093

>>> Stacey Burton  2/22/2007 11:21 AM >>>
I am curious to know how labs have responding to the CAP Question  ANT.29430 which asks "Are microwave devices properly vented?".
Have the labs continued to utilized their regular "kitchen model" microwaves and applied duct work to them to be vented out of the building?
Please comment.
Thank you,
Stacey Burton, H.T. ASCP
Precision Pathology Services
San Antonio Texas

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