[Histonet] cost to produce one block

CHRISTIE GOWAN christiegowan <@t> msn.com
Thu May 19 15:40:11 CDT 2011

Hi Martha,
She is getting different responses because institutions pay different amounts for their consumables depending on the quantity they use and any vendor agreements they may have. I broke down my cost by utilizing a years worth of purchasing information and number of blocks produced for that year. The information included all the consumables used to produce a paraffin block as well as labor. We actually broke down the cost for everything from grossing to glass slide for each CPT code. Of course one does not need to use a whole years worth of data but that is how I did it. I would be happy to help her if she wants to talk about it off line. Thanks.
Christie Gowan
UAB Hospital
cgowan <@t> uabmc.edu
> From: mward <@t> wfubmc.edu
> To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
> Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 19:26:47 +0000
> Subject: [Histonet] cost to produce one block
> I am posting this question for a co-worker. She is attempting to calculate the cost of producing one formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded block. She has the amount of personnel time it takes but is having trouble with the reagents, etc. While we know there are lots of variables she is wondering if anyone would be willing to share this information with her. She is getting differing numbers and is trying to figure out which amount is most correct. Any responses will be kept confidential.
> Thanks!
> Martha Ward, MT (ASCP) QIHC
> Assistant Manager
> Molecular Diagnostics Lab
> Dept. of Pathology
> Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
> Winston-Salem, NC 27157
> 336-716-2104
> _______________________________________________
> Histonet mailing list
> Histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
> http://lists.utsouthwestern.edu/mailman/listinfo/histonet

More information about the Histonet mailing list