[Histonet] revisiting expired immmuno reagents
Rcartun <@t> harthosp.org
Wed Jul 6 15:46:49 CDT 2005
Nice work! I agree 100% with your position on this. I was thinking about having everyone in support of this change send me an e-mail indicating their support and then forwarding those e-mails to the CAP. Maybe that would get their attention! Let me think about this some more before we move forward.
"Joe Nocito" <JNocito <@t> Pathreflab.com> 07/05/05 10:01AM >>>
okay, I've been shooting my mouth off a lot lately and I want y'all to know
that I contacted the CAP about revising the question about using expired
The question in question (like that huh?) in the latest CAP checklist is
ANP.22432. Whether they contact me or not is another question (so many
My rationale for changing the question are these
1. Immuno reagents are too expensive to throw away.
2. Each time a run is performed, the reagents are revalidated
3. A laboratory must have a written procedure in place detailing the
4. A quality control form must be used and signed by the medical director
assuring that the reagents work.
I am open to suggestions and other ideas that I may have over looked. With
your support, maybe we can, at least, have this question revised.
Of course, I expect some fallout because of this, but hey, it wouldn't be me
if I didn't
Joe Nocito, BS, HT(ASCP) QIHC
Pathology Reference Lab
San Antonio, TX
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