RE: CJD Decontamination

From:Hofecker Jennifer <>

Hi Laurie,
You can pour your formic acid solution in with the other aqueous solutions
that you will decontaminate with NaOH and do them all at the same time.

I recommend using just plain old Neutral Buffered Formalin for fixation.

Let me know if you need more information

Jennifer Hofecker, HT (ASCP)
University of Rochester

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> From: 	Laurie Colbert
> Sent: 	Thursday, March 1, 2001 6:54 PM
> To: 	Histonet
> Subject: 	CJD Decontamination
> I have another CJD-related question.  I need to decontaminate the
> solutions and I will be using a 5N solution of NaOH.  But what do I do
> with the formic acid?  Is it considered to be already decontaminated?
> Also, is anyone using phenol-saturated formalin to fix the tissue
> initially or are you using just plain formalin?

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