Re: Pneumatic tubing of surgical specimens
We use a pneumatic tube system for small frozens only. It is not used with
specimens in formalin or for cytology fluids. The tubes that are sent with
stat blood specimens are special tubes - no glass. Stat cultures (swabs) are
also sent through the system. There are also special pneumatic sending tubes
for sending drugs and such from the pharmacy. Hope this info helps.
Tara Oakes. H.T.
Central DuPage Hospital
>From: "Cazares, Ruth"
>Subject: Pneumatic tubing of surgical specimens
>Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 09:10:05 -0600
>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.
>Swedish Covenant Hospital
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