RE: [Histonet] How many years you keep paraffin blocks and slides?

From:"Della Speranza, Vinnie"

I agree with Rene. If you are a clinical lab be sure to check any state
requirements that may exist. For example, while CAP requires 10 years,
New York State requires 20 years (at least they did when I last lived

Here, we keep blocks indefinitely (more than 20 years)

Vinnie Della Speranza
Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services
165 Ashley Avenue  Suite 309
Charleston, South Carolina 29425
Tel: (843) 792-6353
Fax: (843) 792-8974

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Amy Lee
Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 3:27 PM
To: histonet
Subject: [Histonet] How many years you keep paraffin blocks and slides?

Hello histonetters,
  Due to the limited space of my lab I need to discard some blocks and
slides. I am thinking setting a "rule" about how long I can keep
paraffin blocks and slides. I need to know how other people do it. Could
you share your "rules"?
  Thanks in advance,

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