[Histonet] Histotech limits

Rene J Buesa rjbuesa <@t> yahoo.com
Wed Sep 13 11:58:35 CDT 2006

  The average for 45 laboratories with workloads from 600 to 116,000 surgical cases/year,  are the following:
  1- section = 31 blocks / hour = 248 blocks / 8 hours
2- slides = 2 / block = 496 slides / 8 hours
  3- Time utilization rate = 65% which reduces the work output to 161 blocks and 322 slides per 8 hour shift.
  The ranges are wide.
  If you want I can send you a Workshop I presented at the last year convention of the Florida Society of Histotechnology.
  René J.
"Garcia, Amanda" <Amanda.Garcia <@t> TriadHospitals.com> wrote:
  Could anyone help me out with a question that was asked today about
there being a limit on number of slides one histotech should be able to
prepare in a regular 8 hour day. That is of course if there is another
person available to handle the constant interruptions that happen
throughout the day.

Thanks in advance for your help

> Amanda (Amy) Garcia
> Histology/Pathology
> College Station Medical Center
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