[Histonet] Unlabeled specimens

DKBoyd <@t> chs.net DKBoyd <@t> chs.net
Fri May 27 08:25:38 CDT 2011

Irretrivable specimens are not rejected and are reconciled by calling the 
offending department/ office.  The offending person is responsible for 
coming to the lab and correcting the error.  The error is noted on the 
original Pathology Requistion.  The incident is logged into the computer 
system and reported in the final Pathology report.  A Risk Management form 
is filled out and sent to Risk Manangement. 
We also perform work for a lab 40 miles away.  We have them write an 
attestation to the fact that they are sure this is the correct 
patient/information.  Sign it and fax it to us.  We staple it to the Path. 
Requisition (requisitions are kept for 2 years).
Then we proceed with the steps as stated above.
The attending/surgeon is notified by the pathologist.

Debbie M. Boyd, HT(ASCP) l Chief Histologist l Southside Regional Medical 
Center I 
200 Medical Park Boulevard l Petersburg, Va.  23805 l T: 804-765-5050 l F: 
804-765-5582 l dkboyd <@t> chs.net

"Podawiltz, Thomas" <tpodawiltz <@t> lrgh.org> 
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[Histonet] Unlabeled specimens

What are your procedures for rejection and correction when you receive 
either a surgical or Nongyn specimen that  has incomplete information on 
the requisitions or the container is not labeled properly?
Do you send it back to the provider's office?
Have them come to your lab to make the corrections?
Throw away the specimen?


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