[Histonet] procedural safeguards when accessioning identical sources

Cynthia Pyse cpyse <@t> x-celllab.com
Fri Feb 25 09:24:09 CST 2011

We mark all our prostates with dye for ease when embedding. For prostates
that need to be accessioned in order we alternate the color of the dyes,
hematoxylin, safranin, eosin. When grossing, the color of the dye used is in
the dictation. Hope this helps.

Cindy Pyse, CLT, HT (ASCP)
Laboratory/Histology Supervisor
X-Cell Laboratories
e-mail cpyse <@t> x-celllab.com


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Subject: [Histonet] procedural safeguards when accessioning identical

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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