[Histonet] Cytology sendout

Joe Nocito jnocito <@t> satx.rr.com
Wed Aug 27 05:52:31 CDT 2008

mark the question as N/A. Since you are not performing the test, you have no 
control over the TAT.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Vacca Jessica" <Jessica.Vacca <@t> HCAhealthcare.com>
To: <histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 2:02 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Cytology sendout

For those of you that DO NOT do cytology in-house- How do you answer the
question for
Are 90% of reports on routine non-gynecologic cytology cases completed
within 2 working days of receipt by the laboratory performing the

We send all non-gyn cyto's to a reference lab with 2 pick up's a day.
1230 and 1430. Usually we can get specimens back by the next day and to
the Dr's to sign out by the 2 day TAT. But what if you are at the mercy
of your reference lab? Do you make a clause for all specimens in the
event that this is happening.


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