RE: [Histonet] Microwaves


When CAP called me after my inspection the inspector said that
"manufacturer's Instructions" don't say food only.  He said that it
applied to the safety warnings about use.  If I hadn't gotten the word
directly from CAP I would still be confused but I am still using my
kitchen microwave to heat simple reagents and do special stains with
their blessing.  My first contact from CAP was Ed Gruber and he had me
fax my information to Wilson Kung.  Mr. Kung can be reached at
800-323-4040 X-7493

Charles Embrey, PA(ASCP)  

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Kathleen
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 8:38 PM
To: JR R;
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Microwaves

CAP now says "in accordance with manufacturer's instructions".  In other
words, food only, no chemicals.  How do I get away with that?

>>> JR R  09/04/2007 16:58 >>>

I use a plain old GE turntable microwave for that.  It was like $150.00.
You do want the turntable kind and with a digital timer is best.  What
you want to do is test the microwave to see exactly how long it takes to
heat your solution to the required temperature in the exact container
(staining tub, probably?) that you will be using.

Jerry L. Ricks
Research Scientist
U.W. Medicine at South Lake Union
815 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
(206)-685-7190> Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 16:23:38 -0700> From:> To:> Subject:
[Histonet] Microwaves> > What is the best microwave for a small lab
using it only for heating Bouin's and Silver Nitrate for special stains?
I just can't believe I would have to spend $30,000+ or slow down and use
a waterbath.> > > _______________________________________________>
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