[Histonet] Re: tracking turnaround time of intraoperativeconsultations

Horn, Hazel V HornHV <@t> archildrens.org
Wed Jun 24 14:34:14 CDT 2009

No, it's still the same.  20 minutes is the CAP TAT.

Hazel Horn
Hazel Horn, HT/HTL (ASCP)
Supervisor of Histology
Arkansas Children's Hospital
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Subject: [Histonet] Re: tracking turnaround time of

Vinnie Della Speranza, Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services Medical
University of South Carolina
Charleston SC asks about tracking turnaround time of frozen sections
that not every intraoperative consultation requires a frozen section).

The few services I've worked on that attempted to track turnaround time
timed them from time of receipt in the laboratory (using a time stamp
that) to telephoning the report (the pathologist had to write down the
on the hand-scribbled report). The prescribed maximum turnaround was 20
minutes, which is pretty easy to meet. Cases with multiple frozen
were not timed.

Has there been some change in the CAP requirements for recording
time of frozen sections in the last three years?

Bob Richmond
Samurai Pathologist
Knoxville TN
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