Re: [Histonet] LEG TRANSPORT


We currently use red biohazard bags for amputations.  These are sent to us from the O.R. Currently  I have not heard of this regulation that you can not do it this way.
Steven Mello,HT(ASCP)
Anatomical Pathology Supervisor
Cape Cod Hospital
Hyannis, MA 02601
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Joe Nocito 
  To: Christine Baker ; 
  Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2004 11:29 AM
  Subject: RE: [Histonet] LEG TRANSPORT

  I'm a private lab that receives legs from a hospital in red biohazard bags,
  transported by a commercial courier service. I haven't heard of this. I
  don't think there are any reusable containers that are long enough. I mean,
  what if the patient has 48 inch legs?

  Joe Nocito, BS, HT(ASCP) QIHC
  Histology Manager
  Pathology Reference Lab
  San Antonio, TX

  -----Original Message-----
  []On Behalf Of Christine
  Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2004 9:55 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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