From:"Luck, Greg D."

Hello Christine, Laurie et. al.,

We use the "Pathport 2 Tissue Transport System" available from Mopec
( / 800.362.8491) for transport and holding of extremities.  We
have used them for 10 years and they turned out to be a good solution to our
problem.  We have 3 of them (catalog # BE017) and change the liner pads
(catalog # BE018) with each specimen.  They are large (I've only had two
specimens that wouldn't fit intact, hemipelvectomies) and they are made of
heavy durable plastic which can easily be steam cleaned if desired.

Greg Luck, BS, HT(ASCP)
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor
Deaconess Medical Center
800 W. 5th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
Phone 509.473.7077
Fax 509.473.7133

-----Original Message-----
From: Laurie Colbert []
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2004 10:14 AM
To: Christine Baker; Histonet (E-mail)
Subject: RE: [Histonet] LEG TRANSPORT

We cannot transport any specimen in red biohazard bags per the Department of
Health.  Red bags designate trash.  Surgery now places limbs in a
different-colored bag, such as blue or even clear (semi-transparent).  We
store the limbs in the same bag and when they are ready for disposal (pickup
from our outside company), they are then placed in red bags.  

Laurie Colbert
Huntington Hospital

-----Original Message-----
From: Christine Baker []
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2004 7:55 AM
Subject: [Histonet] LEG TRANSPORT

I have just been told that I cannot use the red bags to transport a leg from
Surgery to the lab and than to disposal. It is illegal to reach inside the
bag to remove anything once it has been put in it. I would like to know how
everyone else is handling this problem. Is there a transport vehicle that is
just for legs? If so where do i get it?
 Thanking you in advance
Christine Baker
SRRMC Histology Supervisor

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