[Histonet] fresh specimens after hours

WILLIAM DESALVO wdesalvo.cac <@t> hotmail.com
Wed Nov 30 12:37:54 CST 2011

After Surgical Pathology closes, consider having all specimens taken to the clinical lab (staffed 24/7) and have them check in all specimens. If a FS is needed, they can contact the on-call pathologists and tech. If no FS, they can have instructions, by tissue type, to add the correct fixative or just refrigerate. Surgical Path staff picks up specimens from the clin lab  the next morning.    

William DeSalvo, B.S., HTL(ASCP)


> From: Ronald.Houston <@t> nationwidechildrens.org
> To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
> Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:10:12 +0000
> Subject: [Histonet] fresh specimens after hours
> 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.
> Thanks
> Ronnie
> Ronnie Houston, MS HT(ASCP)QIHC
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