RE: Cryostat decontamination

From:"Morken, Tim"

Janice, the disinfectant depends on the organism. For TB the recommendation
is to defrost and disinfect with a disinfectant suitable for TB - if you are
in a hospital they will have one designated for that. Check with Micro. For
most other agents, a wipedown with 95 percent alcohol, or exposure to
formalin vapor (requires defrosting and cleaning for full effectiveness) is

here are a couple of old histonet posts on the subject
Fuming method


Tim Morken
CDC, Atlanta

-----Original Message-----
From: Janice Thomas []
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 11:59 AM
Subject: Cryostat

What is the best way to disinfect a cryostat when T.B. (or any other
infectious organism) is suspected?

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