[Histonet] Direct costs for small biopsy processing

Martha Ward mward <@t> wfubmc.edu
Fri Mar 4 10:43:25 CST 2011

I am posted this question for a colleague.    She has been asked to provide the direct costs for processing one biopsy, for example, a punch skin biopsy.    Would anyone be willing to share that information with us?   She is looking at the total costs of having a resident or PA gross, someone to accession the case, the tissue processing, embedding, microtomy, staining the H&E, coverslipping and reviewing the slide.   We know that reagents and salary costs will vary but she just wants a ball park figure for comparison.    Thanks in advance for your help.

Martha Ward, MT (ASCP) QIHC
Assistant Manager
Molecular Diagnostics Lab
Dept. of Pathology
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC 27157

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