[Histonet] procedural safeguards when accessioning identical sources

Horn, Hazel V HornHV <@t> archildrens.org
Fri Feb 25 07:16:23 CST 2011

We use different colored cassettes. We have 6 different colors and rotate them with the cases.  The color of the cassette is also dictated as part of the gross description.   We use the same color of slides as the cassettes to carry this one step further.

Hazel Horn
Hazel Horn, HT/HTL (ASCP)
Supervisor of Autopsy/Histology/Transcription
Arkansas Children's Hospital
1 Children's Way    Slot 820
Little Rock, AR   72202

phone   501.364.4240
fax        501.364.3155

visit us on the web at:    www.archildrens.org

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Subject: [Histonet] procedural safeguards when accessioning identical sources 

Our lab has the policy of not accessioning back to back specimens of the same source.  This helps us to ensure if there is a mix up the pathologist can tell when reading the case.  For example if the specimen source is a skin and they have an endocervical they would know.
We are soon to be getting a higher volume of prostates and will have to accession them together.
What kind of procedural safeguards do you have in place when working with a high volume of identical sources?

Carol Bryant, CT (ASCP)
Cytology/Histology Manager
Pathology Services
Lexington Clinic
Phone (859) 258-4082
Fax (859) 258-4081
cbrya <@t> lexclin.com


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