From:"Nocito, Joseph" <>

We are currently going through a JCAHO inspection (what a year, CAP, CLIA
and now JCAHO, any one else out there?) Any way, the inspectors went through
the roof when they saw that we have gluteraldehyde.  Now, the hospital
Safety board is in an up roar.  Why is gluteraldehyde such a dirty word.  I
know the general hazards, but is there something new that I might have
missed?  Also, my pathologist wants to know if there is a substitute
fixative for electron microscopy.  Once again, I thank you for your help.

Joe Nocito, B.S., HT(ASCP)QIHC
Histology Supervisor
Christus Santa Rosa Hospitals
San Antonio, Texas 

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