[Histonet] RE: IHC run print outs

McMahon, Loralee A Loralee_Mcmahon <@t> URMC.Rochester.edu
Wed May 11 10:22:55 CDT 2011

We currently do.  And we have the Dako system.  So everytime we print the IHC reports it takes pages and pages.  The pathologist are supposed to sign off on them and return them to me.  I am then supposed to file them.  But.......
The major problems are
it takes up hundreds of sheets of paper each week. 
they do not sign them
do not return them or return a few months worth of reports all at once
we don't have time to file them so that we can retrieve them if needed 

It was done this way when I got here and I have been trying to figure out a way to stop it.  I am not sure why we need them.  If the stains are mentioned in the report then we shouldn't need them right?
The one thing that is stopping us is that after staining when we organize the slides to hand out, we look at the IHC report to see what pathologist to give them to and how many slides there needs to be.  Which is handy when you have over a hundred slides to hand out daily

I have asked Dako to add a simplier IHC report to the software.  A one page per case report maybe, with the pathologist name and the number of slides stained.  This would cut down on the paperwork and make it a lot easier to file and retrieve.  Maybe in the next software upgrade.......I am hoping

If anyone has any ideas please let me know. 

Loralee McMahon, HTL (ASCP)
Immunohistochemistry Supervisor
Strong Memorial Hospital
Department of Surgical Pathology
(585) 275-7210
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Subject: [Histonet] IHC run print outs

Does everyone print out IHC run reports after each run? If so, how long
do you keep them and are the pathologists supposed to sign off on them
with their slides?

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