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Disposal of Tissues in the MVZ

MVZ Handbook > MVZ Tissue Guidelines

Vials containing biological samples (including empty vials that previously held such samples) are considered biohazard waste and must be disposed by incineration. Materials containing biological waste, including paper towels and gloves stained by blood, cannot be thrown in the waste basket.

A biohazard waste bag is kept in the chest freezer in the MVZ cold room. Place the samples in that bag, and curatorial staff will transport them to a biohazard barrel on the 6th floor of LSA (restricted access) when the bag is full.


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