Re: disposal of paraffin blocks

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From:VICKI_GAUCH@CCGATEWAY.AMC.EDU (by way of histonet)
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We are required to keep our slides and blocks for 20 years.  After that
time we
double red bag them and put them in hard fiber boxes that we routinely use for
disposing of our specimens.  They are then sent on their way for disposal via
our waste management department.Hope this helps.  If you have any
questions,please feel free to contact me.

Vicki Gauch
Albany Medical Center

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Subject: disposal of paraffin blocks
Author:  "Tapper, Sheila" <> at Internet-Mail
Date:    10/9/98 7:59 PM

Just curious...

How are different facilities handling the disposal of paraffin blocks?  What
do you do with the blocks that have been fixed in mercuric fixatives?  Any
and all answers are welcome!

Sheila Tapper
St. Mary's / Duluth Clinic Health Systems
Duluth, MN <>

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