[Histonet] Organizing of cassettes for processing
trathborne <@t> somerset-healthcare.com
Wed Aug 26 15:48:59 CDT 2009
We have 2 grossing stations, end each person places their cassettes directly into the VIP basket. They go in numerically for the most part. The basket is kept in a rectangular container with formalin and covered/partially covered during the day. (You can get a container of this sort in your local Wal-Mart or other similar store.) Then, the histotechs embed by cassette color (GI's one color, breast cores another, etc.), and by case number.
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Subject: [Histonet] Organizing of cassettes for processing
Hi all -
For those that do batch overnight processing, how do you organize the
Currently we have 2 path assistants that gross throughout the day, and each
puts their cassettes as they are grossed into a bucket of formalin. At the
end of the day a histotech drains the formalin off, rinses the cassettes in
water, then manually puts the cassettes into order according to our
worklist, with rush cases being put up front. The baskets are then loaded
onto the tissue processor (Sakura VIP5 and VIP6).
We are wondering if there are some other ideas of how to streamline this
process. One thought was to have the cassettes loaded/organized into the
tissue processing basket as they are grossed, but have a concern about
formalin exposure while doing this.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center
La Crosse WI
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