[Histonet] delivery time of last tray of H&E

Marshall Terry Dr, Consultant Histopathologist Terry.Marshall <@t> rothgen.nhs.uk
Thu Mar 22 12:28:03 CDT 2007

This is all bloody unbelievable.  Don't any of you sleep?
What is the point of working at night?


-----Original Message-----
From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Akemi Allison-Tacha
Sent: 22 March 2007 17:25
To: Rene J Buesa; Galiotto, Laura; histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: Re: [Histonet] delivery time of last tray of H&E

René--That was similar to the protocol I followed in the old days before 24/6 .  We provided rush's 1st, followed by bx's by 8AM, we did however, provide special stains and recuts and IHC's by 2-3 PM, depending if it wasn't a lengthy procedure.  

If you have off site facilities to provide for, that is a different situation.  You have to work around courier sheduals for delivering to off site facilities.  Everyone needs their slides and time is money!!

With the new microwave processing technology that is now in use, there has been a shift to having the majority of staff starting at 10 PM at night. MUCH TO THE DISLIKING OF HISTOTECH"S. 

The day shift is minimum.  IHC is done during the day shift, after the pathologist has determined to do so. 
In most situations, a battery of IHC's tests are pre-set, as well as with special stains.

Akemi Allison-Tacha BS, HT (ASCP) HTL
Phoenix Lab Consulting & Staffing
Specializing in Histology, SS, IHC, & Microarray Madison, WI
Tele: 	(925) 788-0900
E-Mail:	akemiat3377 <@t> yahoo.com

--- Rene J Buesa <rjbuesa <@t> yahoo.com> wrote:

> Laura:
>   For a laboratory I used to manage with quite similar annual workload 
> we had the following
> schedule:
>   1- last tissue accepted at 7:00 PM;
>   2- two VIPs atarting with delay to be finished at 4:00 AM next day;
>   3- Rushes ready for the pathologists at 8:00 AM next day;
>   4-All slides ready, the latest, at 1:00 PM.
>   5- All IHC ready by 2 PM
>   6- all HC ready by noon.
>   René J.
> "Galiotto, Laura" <LGaliotto <@t> nch.org> wrote:
>   Hello Fellow Histo Tech's,
> Will anyone be willing to share the delivery time of the last tray of 
> H&E for the days workload to the pathologist reading them?
> What is your cutoff time for specimen acceptance?
> What is your annual case workload?
> I am trying to improve the TAT from specimen gross to the H&E 
> delivered to the pathologist. Unless we change the cutoff time I can 
> not see how I can do this? Any suggestions?
> We process 22,000 cases a year an average of 280 blks a day consisting 
> of types of tissue.
> Please Help
> Laura
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