Re: [Histonet] CAP question for Immuno

From:"Joe Nocito"

just having survived my CAP inspection yesterday, my inspector also wanted 
to see the temperature logs for heat retrieval also. When we have to perform 
antibodies off the Ventana XT, we use the Decloaking Chamber from Biocare 
Medical. They have temperature strips that turn black after a certain 
temperature, something like the tape that Micro uses to autoclave. I can 
send you a copy of what we use.
    When I was using a steamer, I used to put a thermometer in the retrieval 
solution and log the temperature on a log sheet.  Hope this helps and 
congratulations for surviving another CAP inspection.

Histology Manager
Pathology Reference Lab
San Antonio, TX
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paula Wilder" 
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 3:37 PM
Subject: [Histonet] CAP question for Immuno

> The CAP question concerning the temperature of the tissue and slide 
> processing for immuno - AP22400 - How is everyone else responding to this 
> question?  Incorporated into our procedures is the temperature of the 
> slide drying oven, but the inspectors felt that that information was 
> insufficient and the tissue temps also need to be incorporated into the 
> procedures.  Histology does have a daily recording of paraffin bath 
> temperatures and the temperature range - is that what they want?  Thanks a 
> bunch
> Paula Wilder
> St. Joseph Medical Center
> Towson, MD 21204
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