[Histonet] re: Cut off times for tissue to be processed
Rcartun <@t> harthosp.org
Fri Jun 5 13:43:34 CDT 2009
We try to start our tissue processors at 5:30 p.m. every night (our processors for large specimens have 4 hours of formalin on them). I say "try" because sometimes residents or fellows bring late specimens down to our grossing room from the OR where they have already been grossed which results in starting the machine(s) later. Therefore, we have a 3:30 p.m. cut-off time for large specimens (breast, colon, prostate, etc.) to ensure they get at least 6 hours of formalin fixation.
Richard W. Cartun, Ph.D.
Director, Histology & Immunopathology
Director, Biospecimen Collection Programs
Assistant Director, Anatomic Pathology
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102
(860) 545-0174 Fax
>>> "Renko, Heather D." <Heather.D.Renko <@t> osfhealthcare.org> 6/5/2009 1:40 PM >>>
I am trying to develop a policy for cut off times for putting tissue into the processor and wanted find out if anyone out there would like to share what they have. Please email me directly-thank you in advance.
Heather D. Renko, Histology Supervisor
OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center
5666 East State Street
Rockford, Illinois 61108
Heather.D.Renko <@t> osfhealthcare.org
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