Re: Process of tissue with CJD

From:Lee & Peggy Wenk

There are 4 web sites (and each of these have many links to other
web sites) regarding CJD and BSE on the Histotech's Home Page.

Go to

Then click on Peggy's Links.

Then click on CJD/prion link.

On the bottom of one of the pages from CDC is a link to a 43 page
document from a WHO conference from Switzerland in 1999 that
lists was is and isn't effective against prions. That's probably your
best bet.

Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)SLS
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 48073

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rita Riddle" 
To: "Histology (E-mail)" 
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 10:59 AM
Subject: Process of tissue with CJD

> Need your help,
> Does anyone know if any special handling of formalin-fixed brain tissue
> paraffin blocks obtained from patients with  Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is
> required by any known standard?  I've read that formalin actually enhances
> prion infectivity and that a formalin-formic acid procedure is required
> inactivation of such tissue samples.  Can such tissues be disposed of in
> usual manner?  Thanks
> Rita Riddle
> Lexington Medical Center
> West Columbia, SC
> Supervisor of Histo/Surgical Pathology

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