RE: Cross Contamination
We use a "Bacti-Cinerator" works well and replaces the open flame
Michael LaFriniere PA, HT(ASCP)
Chattanooga TN 37404
From: DMBCMP@aol.com [mailto:DMBCMP@aol.com]
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2003 12:43 PM
Subject: Cross Contamination
My lab has an ongoing problem of cross-contamination, which I believe
during embedding. Our hospital does not allow the use of an open flame in
the Histology lab. Flaming the forceps with a bunsen burner would no doubt
solve the problem but since that is not an option, does anyone have a
We have tried non-grooved forceps, but were unable to grasp the tiny pieces
of tissue. The "forceps warmer" on the embedding centre is only barely hot
enough to keep the forceps warm for a few moments. We switch forceps back
forth during embedding.
I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.
Dannie Blake (HT)
Histo Technical Specialist
Fresno Community Hospital
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