[Histonet] Formlain containers

From:"Richard Cartun"

Does anyone receive tissue specimens in plastic bags containing formalin?  We do and I don't like it.  For some reason this client likes to use these plastic bags instead of our standard formalin bottles.  The bags have to be cut open and are difficult to store.  The person in the gross room ends up placing all remaining tissue in one of our regular specimen bottles after completing the gross examination.  I am going to tell them that we are not going to accept the specimens unless you can convince me that it is O.K. (and I don't think that is going to happen).  Thanks for your time.


Richard W. Cartun, Ph.D.
Director, Histology & Immunopathology
Assistant Director, Anatomic Pathology
Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT  06102
(860) 545-1596
(860) 545-0174 Fax

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