[Histonet] Productivity

Gayle Callis gcallis <@t> montana.edu
Fri Feb 4 09:34:47 CST 2005


There is a superb publication "A report from the National Society for 
Histotechnology Productiviey Task Force", LaFreiniere M, Sheppard B and 
Carson F.  27(4):293-295 J Histotechnology Dec 2004.  It will answer a lot 
of your questions, including times to section blocks etc.

If you have an NSH member or are a member yourself, you will have journal 
in hand.  If not, you can obtain an electronic copy from NSH, just email 
them at histo <@t> nsh.org and request this special report by title, issue.

  At 09:36 PM 2/3/2005, you wrote:
>I think this question may have been addressed previously, but could I get 
>a general idea from HIsto Tech's that process, embed and section a general 
>mix of specimens (hospital surgicals, skins, gi's, etc.) of what volumes 
>an individual tech would be expected to complete in one hour?
>For instance:  How many blocks could one tech be reasonably expected to 
>embed in one hour?  How many blocks would one expect to section in one hour?
>I understand that everyone is different in the way they perform certain 
>functions, but a general average of what would be expected would be 
>Jerry Wilson
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Gayle Callis
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Veterinary Molecular Biology
Montana State University - Bozeman
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