From:Hofecker Jennifer <>

You can use a 2N sodium hydroxide solution instead of bleach to
decontaminate your solutions, including the formalin.  Use 1 part NaOH to 4
parts of your solution.  You can also use 5 N if you feel safer.
Hope this helps,

Jennifer Hofecker, HT (ASCP)
University of Rochester

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> From: 	Laurie Colbert
> Sent: 	Tuesday, January 9, 2001 4:22 PM
> To: 	Histonet
> Subject: 	CJD
> We have a suspected CJD case on a temporal artery.  Out protocol says to
> treat all solutions used in the processing steps with fresh, undiluted
> bleach, but I didn't think you could mix formalin (phenol-formalin) and
> bleach????  Any help would be appreciated.
> Laurie Colbert
> Huntington Memorial Hospital
> Pasadena, CA

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