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From:"D. Hammer" <>
Date:Tue, 09 Mar 1999 16:08:14 -0800 (PST)
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Hi Joyce,

Have you matched up the onetime cost of $1700 to the ongoing cost of
having it removed? (year after year after year) You might be suprised at
the overall savings even after deducting the cost of the filters. :).


Don Hammer, Administrative Director            UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON 
Hospital Pathology, Box 356100                     MEDICAL CENTER
1995 NE Pacific St.                                
Seattle Washington, 98195                  ~Where Knowledge Comes To Life~ 
(206) 548-6401 Fax: (206) 548-4928         

On Tue, 9 Mar 1999 wrote:

> I have a Ventana ES immuno stainer and use DAB as my detection kit.  How are
> Labs disposing of the DAB waste?  I have literature on a peristolic pump and
> filter, but this seems expensive at $1700 for the pump and $300 for the
> filter.  Also, my safety director will not let us neutralize anything,
> including formalin.  He states that our facility is not licensed to
> neutralize.  All our waste is shipped out.....this can be quite expensive.  
> Joyce Ward MLT (ASCP) HT
> East Ohio Regional Hospital
> Martins Ferry, Ohio

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