Re: Safety of employees handling paraffin embedded tissue, CJD,Organ retention
Steve if you get a reply, that makes any sense, please post it. I'm not
holding my breath.
----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Machin UK <email@example.com>
To: <ScubaD100@aol.com>; Histonet Histonet Histonet
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2001 8:48 AM
Subject: Re: Safety of employees handling paraffin embedded tissue,
> --- ScubaD100@aol.com wrote: > I have recently heard of a previous
> a pathology laboratory suing
> > for being exposed to and contracting Hepatitis C from handling the
> > blocks. I have never seen anybody wearing gloves during the embedding
> > microtomy of properly fixed tissue sections. Has anybody else heard of
> > similar circumstances and if so, should we all wear gloves during
> > and sectioning. I know if I tried to cut tissue sections with gloves
> > may not be exposed to Hepatitis C, but I would probably be looking for
> > prosthesis.
> > firstname.lastname@example.org
> Steve Machin UK comments:
> I've seen TV clips of staff wearing gloves who do suspected CDJ work on
> processed tissue.
> Here, in the UK, we are considering returning processed blocks from post
> mortems to relatives. I wondered what risk there will be to these
> So I tried to get an answer from the CJD surveillance center but was
> to the Dept of Health who passed me on to the Organ Retention Commission.
> emailed the Commission and am awaiting a reply.
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