[Histonet] Xylene Recycling

From:Cindy/Rick DuBois


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Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2004 09:07:05 -0400
From: "Bell, Lynne" 
Subject: [Histonet] Xylene recycling
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Good Morning All,

Our hospital is demoing a xylene recycler for the next few weeks.  Of
course, this was done without the lab's knowledge, but that is another
story for another time.  My question is how pure is the recycled xylene?
Are you able to use the xylene on the processor as if it were new?  I
assume that you can use it for staining purposes, but I'm a bit wary
about using it for processing tissue.  The recycler that is here now is
from B/R instruments and apparently another one from CBG Biotech will be
here at the end of the month.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks........


Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2004 09:23:56 -0400

Central Vermont Hospital

of mine did years ago just run the freshly opened xylene through the

> problems with recycled xylene in the 20 yrs (yikes!) I've used it
> - with either of these brands of recyclers.


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authority?    I know we would love for all techs to be registered but I
didn't think it was mandatory?   Thanks as always for your help.

Date: Wed,  7 Jul 2004 10:56:50 -0400

> Thanks a bunch...

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Does anyone use a microwave to dry slides?
Sue Kapoor, HT (ASCP)


>happening w/ our a cover slip?  wat is going on here?

Subject: RE: [Histonet] Re:  Ventana Systems
To: "Kapoor, Sue" , ,

Kenosha, WI

To: 'JAnorthernexp@cs.com'; histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Re: Ventana Systems

Annette Hart, HT (ASCP)
Wyoming Valley Health Care System

We used the Labmaster recycler for about 15 years to recycle xylene and Alcohol.  We found that we had to decrease the time in xylene on our processors when the small biopsies started looking "burned".  We now use the CBG recycler and used the recycled xylene in all aspects of histology.  We did have to add an extra alcohol in our stainline (we hand stain) to help clear the slides.  
We are extremely happy with the xylene product we are getting off of our recycler, and the cost savings has been phenomenal.

Cindy DuBois, HT ASCP

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