[Histonet] fresh specimens after hours

Houston, Ronald Ronald.Houston <@t> nationwidechildrens.org
Wed Nov 30 11:10:12 CST 2011

for facilities that are NOT staffed 24/7, how are fresh specimens handled after hours?

Up till now, OR staff have called the pathologist on-call to determine how best to handle the specimen, but that process has broken down on the OR side of things. The OR Director does not want 2 different ways of dealing with fresh specimens and they now want a process that will be the same 24/7.

As we will not be staffing the lab 24/7 on the odd chance a fresh specimen might come, I am interested in what other facilities may be doing.


Ronnie Houston, MS HT(ASCP)QIHC
Anatomic Pathology Manager
ChildLab, a Division of Nationwide Children's Hospital

700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
(P) 614-722-5450
(F) 614-722-2899
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