[Histonet] Consult accessioning question

Wanda.Smith <@t> HCAhealthcare.com Wanda.Smith <@t> HCAhealthcare.com
Thu Feb 3 13:06:14 CST 2011

In our LIS system we put in "specimen date" or DOS and we also have a "Received date".  My understanding, for insurance/billing purposes, you would need to include the original DOS, but you also need to be able to document when you actually received the specimen.
Just my 2 cents!!!

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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Richard Cartun
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 1:43 PM
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Subject: [Histonet] Consult accessioning question

When accessioning a case for consultation, do you use the date on the paperwork from the referring hospital/pathologist as the new "Date-of-service"?  If so, what do you do when the paperwork gives a date (say Friday) and then the specimen is not sent out until the following Monday?  Thank you.


Richard W. Cartun, MS, PhD
Director, Histology & Immunopathology
Director, Biospecimen Collection Programs
Assistant Director, Anatomic Pathology
Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT  06102
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