[Histonet] entering multiple specimens

Kemlo Rogerson kemlo.rogerson <@t> waht.swest.nhs.uk
Tue Mar 7 02:30:29 CST 2006

Makes a bugger of trying to compare workloads though. Those that insist on
counting everything including 'next door's cat' seem to have larger work
loads than those who number logically.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Gudrun Lang [mailto:gu.lang <@t> gmx.at] 
Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 4:45 PM
To: Histonetliste (Histonetliste)
Subject: AW: [Histonet] entering multiple specimens


 We do it also in this way. One pot is one number. One patient can have

several numbers that are joined together by the laboratory system. 

There are patient-ID-numbers and case-numbers, that are created by the

hospital system. The patient-ID identifies the person for his/her life, the

case-number refers to all procedures done with the patient while his/her

stay in the hospital.

We identify the single block with extra letters (a,b,c,..) and "codes".


In this country it is a regular way of organization.


Gudrun Lang


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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] Im Auftrag von Marshall

Terry Dr,Consultant Histopathologist

Gesendet: Montag, 06. März 2006 16:09

An: Chaussey, Leslie; Tom McNemar; histonet <@t> pathology.swmed.edu

Betreff: RE: [Histonet] entering multiple specimens


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



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  England

        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 procedure.





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