RE: Pneumatic tubing of surgical specimens

From:"Goodwin, Diana"

Dear Ruth:

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.

Good luck!

Diana Goodwin,  HT
Trenton,  NJ

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> From: 	Cazares, Ruth[]
> Sent: 	Wednesday, March 27, 2002 10:10 AM
> To: 	''
> 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
> way
> 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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