Re: [Histonet] Gloves ... a question
Terry Murphy HTL(ASCP) notes:
>>I once had a pathologist complain [about] dead skin cells on his slides
when he saw that I did not wear gloves when I was cutting. Anyone else ever hear
this from a pathologist?<<
and Cynthia Favara, NIAID/NIH/RML/LPVD, in Hamilton, Montana replies:
>>I have seen this myself. I think most pathologists are skilled at tuning
out such things. I wear glove for this reason as well as many others.<<
This old pathologist has ignored a lot of skin cells on slides - occasionally
they're a nuisance in a confusing cytologic preparation, or in a cytokeratin
immunostain - but normally they never rise to the level of consciousness.
My present hospital is trying to be latex-free. Nitrile rubber gloves (the
purple ones) are a lot more resistant to formaldehyde than latex gloves are.
Knoxville TN and Gastonia NC
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