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Needlestick injury, can Hek293T develop tumor in my body
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Needlestick injury, can Hek293T develop tumor in my body

I am a lab worker. Today I injected Hek293T into mice but after injection I accidently punctured my finger with used needle. The Hek293 suspension was in very high density (10~8 cells/ml). I found a report about transmission of human adenocarcinoma by needlestick injury. I am very worry now. What should I do now?
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Hello,

Were the Hek293T cells transfected with lentivirus or any other plasmid or transgenic vector (prior to you working with the cells)?

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~ Dr. Parks

This answer provided to you is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. The information presented in this Medhelp.org posting is for patients’ education only. As always, I encourage you to see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
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