Re: [Histonet] BL2 safety precautions in histo

From:"Jan Shivers"

Yes to the first three questions; blocks are stored in the same room as the 
designated microtome.  We work on Chronic Wasting Disease and Scrapie, both 
abnormal prion protein diseases.

Jan Shivers
Senior Scientist
Histology/IHC/EM Section Head
University of Minnesota
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
1333 Gortner Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55108

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Judith L. Williams" 
Sent: Friday, February 01, 2008 12:37 PM
Subject: [Histonet] BL2 safety precautions in histo

> Hi to all histonetters-  what are the current standards for BL2 
> precautions in the la. I am particularly interested in microtomes - for 
> paraffin embedded sectioning of prion infected tissue-
> do you have to decon the machine after usage?
> do you have a microtome designated only for that and also decon it?
> do you have a special room for contaminated specimens?
> how do you store the blocks?
> any help/advice greatly appreciated!
> Judy at U. Washington
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