[Histonet] Documenting control tissue source?
jnocito <@t> satx.rr.com
Fri Aug 15 17:58:36 CDT 2008
CAP used to require a log of all positive control tissues. We have a book
that lists the date, accession #, stain/immuno used, the pathologist and the
reactivity. I just reviewed the updated CAP checklist (9/27/07) and did not
see that question listed. I don't know if it is an oversight that it was
omitted or if CAP deleted the question.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom McNemar" <TMcNemar <@t> lmhealth.org>
To: <histonet <@t> pathology.swmed.edu>
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2008 6:12 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Documenting control tissue source?
We are finishing up our JCAHO inspection today. The inspector asked about
our control tissues and where we documented the source. We get nearly all
of our controls from patient samples and she said that most histo labs mark
their control blocks with the source case number. They then keep records of
the control source used when staining new cases. I can see no logical
reason to keep this info. You use a control appropriate for the element
being stained. Why does it matter where the control came from? Am I wrong?
Do you do this?
Tom McNemar, HT(ASCP)
Licking Memorial Health Systems
tmcnemar <@t> lmhealth.org
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