[Histonet] Grossing

Bonnie Whitaker bwhitaker <@t> brownpathology.com
Wed Dec 13 09:54:20 CST 2006

That's what a former CLIA inspector told me, too.  Also, if you are CAP, you
have deemed status by CLIA, but they still COULD come in and inspect you!!
You have to follow any local, state or national laws that are applicable to
you, as well as being CAP certified.

Bonnie Whitaker

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I was told by a CLIA person in OKC that if the description becomes part of
the parthology report that it is complex testing and must be CLIA qualified.

Angie Barnett, HTL(ASCP) 
Grady Memorial Hospital 
Pathology Department 
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From: Jesus Ellin <JEllin <@t> yumaregional.org> 
Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 10:06 am 
Subject: [Histonet] Grossing 
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu 

> 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. 
> Nothingis 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
> appreciated. 
> Jesus A. Ellin HT ASCP
> Yuma Regional Medical Center 
> Histology Systems Technologist 
> Pathology Information Systems 
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