[Histonet] Grossing

Jesus Ellin JEllin <@t> yumaregional.org
Tue Dec 12 09:55:42 CST 2006

Here at our lab we are haing issues with tech doing gross. Our
Pathologist has called the CAP about the ability to do transferance with
small biopsies such as GI, Lung, ect.  The CAP has stated that this is
not considered High complexity testing and that it is ok for the tech to
transfer the specimen in a tea bag or what not and then just give
measurement and color.  Even to use templates for that matter.  Nothing
is dictated just written down on a piece of paper that is going to be
transcribed.  Has anyone come up against this situation?? If so what is
eveyone doing about this.  Also that they do not need to meet the CLIA
req about doing gross.
To me this opens up a huge can of worms.  Any help would greatly be
Jesus A. Ellin HT ASCP
Yuma Regional Medical Center
Histology Systems Technologist
Pathology Information Systems
928-336-7444 or 928-336-1144
Fax: 928-336-7319

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