RE: storage of blocks/slides

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From:"Hagerty, Marjorie A." <> (by way of histonet)
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Hi Kathy,

What an operation! How many techs do you employ? How many blocks do each
of your techs cut on average a day? I told our histo staff and they are
walking around mumbling, 4000 slides a day, oh my.

The CAP requires that slides be kept 10 years and blocks be kept 5. I
don't know where you are located but in California no other certifying
bodies require a longer time than the CAP.

Marjorie Hagerty, H.T. (ASCP) H.T.L., Q IHC
Supervisor, Anatomic Pathology
Eisenhower Medical Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, California 92270

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Sent:	Friday, February 19, 1999 1:00 PM
> To:	'Histonetters'
> Subject:	storage of blocks/slides
> Hello Histonetters,
> Can you please tell me how many years we MUST keep slides and blocks?
> I will need to know  who set up that regulation for proof.  We are
> running out of storage, because we do over 4,000 slides a day and over
> 2,500 blocks a day!!
> If you have any phone numbers I can call for my answer, I would
> appreciate it.
> Thank you all in advance.
> Kathy

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