From: Jen B <arienh222**At_Symbol_Here**HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Gloveboxes and Glovebags in a forensic laboratory
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2017 16:26:57 +0000
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Curious to see what the answers are, here. However, I can tell you these items are not in use in my laboratory, and I would be unsure if this is feasible.

Case to case and sample to sample contamination possibility means you need to change gloves between every case, every item, maybe every sample. There is also the fact that DNA analysis could be requested on the packaging (though that should be conducted prior to drug analysis it can happen that the request occurs after). So handling packaging for one item and then moving to the next could produce contamination for other sections, not just the drug ID.

Furthermore, one case submission might be tens of thousands of baggies each the size of a McDonald's salt packet. A glove box might work for a bulk case when the sample hasn't been cut and packaged yet. 

Jen Badger

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From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Date: 2/3/17 05:35 (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Gloveboxes and Glovebags in a forensic laboratory

A colleague asks this question that the list might be able to help with. I'll pass any responses to the list along to Andrew.

- Ralph

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Where could I find information on the use of Gloveboxes and Glovebags in a forensic laboratory? 

I would like to recommend to a Client that they use these to handle and dispose of suspect Fentanyl samples.

I look forward to your leads at your earliest...

Yours truly,

Andrew Cutz, CIH, FAIHA
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