[Histonet] Staffing for IHC

Pat Laurie foreightl <@t> gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 12:02:19 CST 2009


We do about the same number of IHC slides.  We run primarily Ventana
machines (one of the main benefits are reduced tech time) and are expanding
into the intellipath.  Our IHC department is relatively large, we have
dedicated 1 person for leading and development, one person on both 1st and
2nd shift running the IHC as well as 1 person who will assist as needed on
both shifts.  Our IF and ISH are done on a seperate bench.  We still have
days where our IHC bench is overwhelmed even with as many people as we
have.  It seems that IHC volume per case in all institutions is going up as
more tests are being developed.

Patrick Laurie HT(ASCP)QIHC

Histology Supervisor

CellNetix Pathology & Laboratories
1124 Columbia Street, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98104

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 9:42 AM, Angela Bitting <akbitting <@t> geisinger.edu>wrote:

> I'm hoping some of the larger hospitals out there will share their data
> with me.
> I'm curious as to how labs are staffed for doing IF/IHC/CISH.
> A small portion of our staining protocols still require pretreatment by
> hand, but we run instruments that do the pretreatments on board for the
> majority of our stains.
> We have 2 IHC techs, 1 on 1st shift and 1 on 3rd shift.Together they are
> cutting and staining between 200-350 slides per day. I think this is a high
> volume for only two people. What do you all think?
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Patrick Laurie HT(ASCP)QIHC
CellNetix Pathology & Laboratories
1124 Columbia Street, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98104
PH: 206-215-5949
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