RE: Cross Contamination
|From:||"Charles W. Scouten, Ph.D." |
You would be very pleased with a hot glass bead sterilizer. It works
like open flame but keeps the heat under a layer of beads. See the
Charles W. Scouten, Ph.D.
5918 Evergreen Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63134
Ph: 314 522 0300
FAX 314 522 0377
From: DMBCMP@aol.com [mailto:DMBCMP@aol.com]
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2003 11:43 AM
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
the Histology lab. Flaming the forceps with a bunsen burner would no
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
of tissue. The "forceps warmer" on the embedding centre is only barely
enough to keep the forceps warm for a few moments. We switch forceps
forth during embedding.
I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.
Dannie Blake (HT)
Histo Technical Specialist
Fresno Community Hospital
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