RE: Pneumatic tubing of surgical specimens
We use a pneumatic tube to send surgical specimens that are in formalin. We
have invested in screw-top containers, and the specimens are double -bagged
at the source.
Diana Goodwin, HT
> From: Cazares, Ruth[SMTP:RCazares@schosp.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 10:10 AM
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> Subject: Pneumatic tubing of surgical specimens
> Hello again Histonetters,
> Is anyone using Pneumatic tube Systems for surgical specimens? Are
> specimens in formalin being sent, or just fresh tissue? And does high
> velocity affect the tissues in any way? We are trying to find a faster
> of getting our specimens from the O.R. and since there is already an
> existing Tube system we are exploring the possiblity of using it for
> Histology specimens if possible.
> Any and all information, suggestions etc. is welcome and appreciated.
> Ruth Cazares
> Swedish Covenant Hospital
> Chicago, Illinois
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