Re: Pneumatic tubing of surgical specimens

From:Tara Miller

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" 
>To: "''" 
>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.
>Ruth Cazares
>Swedish Covenant Hospital
>Chicago, Illinois

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