TissueSAFE plus is an innovative patented vacuum system which ELIMINATES formalin in the operating theatre
No more formalin exposure when transporting tissues from the Operating Theatre to Pathology!
The traditional procedures of collection, transportation and archiving of pathology specimens are specific at each institution. The introduction of SealSAFE technology at the starting point of sample generation (the surgery room), pathology accessioning,
This is part one in the blog post series: Milestone’s Chain of Custody
Standardization in specimen description at the grossing station
Optimization and documentation at the fixation step
Standardisation of decalcification for optimum molecular testing
To avoid degradation of tissue specimens from the surgical room to the laboratory, the specimens are traditionally placed into a fixative, commonly formalin. However, prefilled containers or empty containers to be filled with formalin can lead to health exposure of the surgical room staff should any spills happen. It may even lead to suspending the blocks’ operations.
In December 2013 the EU-REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) adopted a decision to reclassify formaldehyde as a Category 1B carcinogen and Category 2 mutagen
This is part three in the blog post series: Milestone’s chain of custody
Safe specimen transfer from the theatre to the lab >
Standardization in specimen description at the grossing station >
The journey of the tissue sample from a patient to an accurate, stained slide which can be evaluated by a pathologist involves numerous steps. An optimal pre-analytical or pre-stain part of the process is a pre-requisite to reliable and accurate results.