[Histonet] Use of cellular (mobile) phones in the Lab

From:"Mike Kirby"

Hi Guys.

This is a slightly "off topic" query, but I need to draw up a policy on the use of cellular (mobile) phones in the Lab environment and would appreciate input from the Anatomical Pathology side.

The main reasons for not using a phone are:

1.	Danger of infection (primarily in the Micro/Virology Labs)
2.	Interference with some electronic circuitry (primarily with the analytical units in the Biochemistry, Immunology & Haematology labs)
3.	Interruption of the work flow and annoying to others (all labs).

Is there any reason/s that you can think off pertaining to the Histopathology/Cytopathology labs?

Thanks in advance.

Mike Kirby
National Health Lab Service
South Africa.

P.S. I'll accept replies from any Australians, that is if you are speaking to us after our one run win in the Cricket! (smirk, smirk!).

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