[Histonet] Lost Blocks

Patrick Laurie foreightl <@t> gmail.com
Fri Jan 7 14:25:48 CST 2011

Here we take a picture of the blocks before they go on the processor.  We
have a barcoding system that lets me know who embedded what and when.  With
over 140,000 blocks/year we only have had one instance where a block was
lost between grossing and embedding.  Because we have some off-site
pathologists and grossing staff, our lab relies very heavily on tracking
every specimen that comes in, every block that goes to histology and every
stained slide that goes to our pathologists.

Good luck, it can be frustrating when you lose a block.

On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 9:45 AM, Paula Wilder <histo20 <@t> hotmail.com> wrote:

> HI all,
> Does anyone have a procedure outlining checks and balances to assure blocks
> have been placed on the processor, blocks that are missing, either before or
> after embedding, etc.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!
> Thank you,
> Paula Wilder
> St. Joseph Medical Center
> Towson, MD 21204
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Patrick Laurie HT(ASCP)QIHC
CellNetix Pathology & Laboratories
1124 Columbia Street, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98104
plaurie <@t> cellnetix.com

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