Understanding OSHA For Lab Safety

Lab safety is a major concern when working in an environment with toxic chemicals and sharps that can cause physical harm. OSHA, better known as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, enforces safety standards by providing regulations for those working in these types of hazardous conditions. With over 20 years of OSHA Health and Safety [...]

December 20th, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

History of the Autopsy

An autopsy, also known as a post mortem examination, is a dissection of a corpse that is performed to help determine the cause of death and examine effects of diseases. Throughout history, autopsies were often viewed negatively and prohibited due to religious laws.  This caused delay in advancement and prevented any development in the field [...]

November 28th, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

The Different Paths Of An Anatomic Pathologist

Cytopathology (Cytopathologist): Is the study of cells to diagnose the causes or nature of human disease. Cytopathologists examine cells that can be exfoliated, washed, or scraped from various sites from the body. An assessment of these cells can either be viewed by smearing the samples on a glass slide or suspended in a liquid medium, [...]

October 4th, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

Thank you to all who completed our survey!

              We would like to thank everyone for participating in our survey. We utilize the results to ensure that we are providing the best service possible to all of our customers. We are pleased to announce the winner of the iPad, Ed Hughes from Georgia. Congratulations!

July 10th, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

Dr. Crystal Moore, 25 Year Anniversary Pathology Award Recipient

Her nomination says it all, "Dr. Moore is active in humanizing the face of pathology and pathologists. With heartfelt articles featured in Forbes, Prevention, USA Today, Reader's Digest and PracticeLink and speaking to empower audiences to increase their wellness in body, mind and spirit. Dr. Moore increases visibility for the profession." Mopec was honored to [...]

June 13th, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments
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Carlo Gonzalez, 25 Year Anniversary Pathology Award Recipient

Carlo Gonzalez, an employee of Florida Hospital, is more than just an Autopsy Specialist and member of the Hazmat team. He is an incredible asset to his team and an understanding, respectful member of his community. Carlo is known for going above and beyond in all aspects of his role. His nomination noted that, "He [...]

April 3rd, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments
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Michael Mazzotta, 25 Year Anniversary Pathology Award Recipient

Michael Mazzotta has not only made significant contributions to SEPA Labs, but he has impacted the lives of a great deal of students. His personable attitude and educational presentations have certainly resonated with young minds. Mr. Mazzotta received his undergraduate degree in biology from Rhode Island College. During his studies, he was offered a position [...]

March 17th, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

LaVinia Ray, 25 Year Anniversary Pathology Award Recipient

Our first featured 25 Year Anniversary Award recipient, LaVinia Ray, has made a tremendous impact in the field of histology and necropsy. Her nomination stated, “She has demonstrated time and again that she is an exceptional communicator and gifted leader. She is a highly-dedicated professional who knows how to motivate her staff to strive for [...]

March 9th, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

Sharps Safety

Sharps waste is considered to be any device that could possibly cut or pierce the user’s skin, including but not limited to scalpels, needles, razor blades, and even glass objects such as microscope slides containing possible biohazards. One should always use fully disposable scalpel units if possible. Never use scalpel blades without a proper handle [...]

February 14th, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

A Laboratory’s Response to Formalin Spills

Air ventilation is often the first thought when considering formalin safety, but what is the protocol for liquid spills? Even the most steady-handed pathologist can encounter accidental spills. Skin contact with the spill can result in allergic reactions, blistering, and hives among other symptoms. If skin does come in contact, immediately rinse with water and a [...]

January 30th, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments