RE: [Histonet] CAP & Antibody Expiration Date

From:"Lee & Peggy Wenk"

The exact source is in the Code of Federal Register 42CFR493.1252.d

Go to this site, then type in the title (42), part (493) and section number
(1252). I find it works best if sub-numbers and sub-letters that might be
found after the section number (for example, your "d") are not used.

Then hit "Go".

(GPO in the web address is the Government Printing Office. CFR are all the
laws of the US that must be followed - OSHA, EPA, etc.)

This particular line reads: "(d) Reagents, solutions, culture media, control
materials, calibration materials, and other supplies must not be used when
they have exceeded their expiration date, have deteriorated, or are of
substandard quality."

Hope that helps.

Peggy Wenk, HTL(ASCP)SLS
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 48073

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Joe Nocito
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2005 4:01 PM
To: Histonet
Subject: [Histonet] CAP & Antibody Expiration Date

Hi all,
since CAP never answered my email, I decided to stir up the pot again.
	According to Ed Groober in the Accreditation office, Federal
Register dated
1/23/2003  section 493.1252d has the requirements about using expired
reagents, or in this case, not using them. Now I need some help. Does anyone
know where I go from here?
	I tried contacting my state and national representatives on another
matter and received a nice little letter on fancy letterhead that basically
said too bad or as we say here in south Texas "pass the cow patties".
	As John Paul Jones stated during the American Revolution (sorry my
friends) "I have yet not begun to fight".
	Tim, I know your hands are tied because of Lab Vision, but what are
your thought on this?


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