[Histonet] CLIA

Joe Nocito jnocito <@t> satx.rr.com
Fri Mar 21 00:39:27 CDT 2008

The CAP General checklist has a question about are room temps and humidity 
recorded, but nothing about ranges. Here's a question for you. What do you 
do if your HVAC system goes out and your room temp is 85 degrees? Does your 
processors and embedding machines stop working? Being a CAP inspector 
myself, I hate hearing stuff like this. It just fries my toes.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mickie Johnson" <mickie25 <@t> netzero.net>
To: "'Matt Bancroft'" <mohs76009 <@t> yahoo.com>; "'Blazek, Linda'" 
<lblazek <@t> digestivespecialists.com>; <histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2008 9:07 AM
Subject: RE: [Histonet] CLIA

> Matt,
> I think this is interesting because I am hearing more and more that CLIA
> inspectors are requiring these ranges on the chart. Is anyone else having
> CLIA inspectors ding them about operational humidity and temperature 
> ranges
> on temperature charts? Some CLIA inspectors require room temperatures to 
> be
> recorded as well. Everyone's input would be appreciated. Thanks.
> Mickie
> Mickie Johnson, B.S., HTL(ASCP)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
> [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Matt
> Bancroft
> Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2008 5:04 AM
> To: Blazek, Linda; histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
> Subject: [Histonet] CLIA
> For those of you that have to go thru a CLIA inspeciton, I had mine
> yesterday and came across a issue, that in my 15 years of histology have
> never came across so I thought that I would share with you all.  The
> inspector that I had opened up the owners manuals of my equipment 
> (paraffin
> pot, water-bath, embedding center, etc) and looked at the manufactors
> recommendations for room temp and room humidity.  She was going to ding me
> on not haveing those ranges on my QC chats, but I changed them while she 
> was
> here.  So if you do not have those ranges on your QC charts I would
> recommened it.
>  Matt Bancroft
>  Laboratory Manager
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