[Histonet] entering multiple specimens

Marshall Terry Dr, Consultant Histopathologist Terry.Marshall <@t> rothgen.nhs.uk
Mon Mar 6 09:09:02 CST 2006

One specimen pot = one histology number here.
Nevertheless, it does not follow that each histology number has its own report, they can be and are, amalgamated for the report.

It is easier to keep tabs on the workload, costs etc, when you work this way.

Nobody mentioned one number *per block", so why this is being criticised is beyond my ken.

Dr Terry L Marshall, B.A.(Law), M.B.,Ch.B.,F.R.C.Path
 Consultant Pathologist
 Rotherham General Hospital
 South Yorkshire
        terry.marshall <@t> rothgen.nhs.uk

-----Original Message-----
From: Chaussey, Leslie [mailto:Lchausse <@t> nmh.org]
Sent: 06 March 2006 14:52
To: Tom McNemar; histonet <@t> pathology.swmed.edu
Subject: RE: [Histonet] entering multiple specimens

I have seen the one specimen-one accession number approach in
dermatopathology labs only.

In all of the routine surgical pathology labs I've worked in, we've
accessioned based on the surgical procedure so multiple specimens are
parts of one accession number.  

I have however seen multiple accession numbers used when the patient has
had different procedures in the same day... for example, an upper GI
procedure and they took multiple specimens.  Later in the day, the
patient had a lower GI procedure and multiple specimens were received in
the lab separately.  In those instances, specimens from the upper
procedure had a different accession number than those from the lower

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