[Histonet] Logging in same type specimens consecutively

Della Speranza, Vinnie dellav <@t> musc.edu
Thu Jun 12 10:20:08 CDT 2008

The practice you are describing is recommended in the AP Quality Assurance Manual published by the CAP. It is considered poor practice to accession like specimens from different patients consecutively.

The reference is
Nakhleh RE, Fitzgibbons PL. Quality improvement manual in anatomic pathology, second edition. Northfield, IL: CAP; 2002

I am not aware that this is a checklist item in the accreditation requirements for AP

Vinnie Della Speranza
Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services
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Charleston, South Carolina 29425
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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Barbara Rouse
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 8:41 PM
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Subject: [Histonet] Logging in same type specimens consecutively

Does anyone know of a regulation by CAP that states that same type specimens should not be logged in consecutively?  Thanks

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