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Faucette, Lawrence (NIH/NIAID) lfaucette <@t> niaid.nih.gov
Fri Aug 6 12:00:56 CDT 2004

The College of American Pathologists makes the following recommendations for
the minimum requirements for the retention of laboratory records and
materials. They meet or exceed the regulatory requirements specified in the
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA-88). The College of
American Pathologists urges laboratories to retain records and/or materials
for a longer period of time than specified when such would be appropriate
for patient care, education or quality improvement needs. Some state
regulations as well as other federal mandates may require retention of
records and/or materials for a longer time period than that specified in the
CLIA-88 regulations; therefore any applicable state or federal laws should
be reviewed carefully when individual laboratories develop their record
retention policies.


General Laboratory
Accession log records 			2 years
Maintenance/instrument maintenance 	2 years
Quality control records 		2 years

Surgical Pathology (including bone marrows)
Wet tissue 					2 weeks after final report
Paraffin blocks 				10 years
Slides 					10 years
Reports 					10 years

This appendix is from the CAP guidelines and was dated 2001.

Lawrence J Faucette




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-----Original Message-----
From: John Shaw [mailto:JShaw <@t> rockdale.org] 
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2004 12:46 PM
To: 'histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu'
Subject: [Histonet] (no subject)

Can anyone tell me, is there a regulation pertaining to the "Minimum" amount
of time placenta specimens must be held after sign-out?

John L. Shaw, HT(ASCP)
Histology Supv.
Rockdale Medical Center
Conyers, Ga.  30012

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