[Histonet] RE: Two identifiers...

Michael Mihalik mike <@t> pathview.com
Wed Aug 15 11:54:17 CDT 2012

Our client labs have always used the barcode and the case id as the identifiers and we've never heard of a problem.  This allows us to print special instructions on the cassette, which everyone finds helpful later in the workflow.

PS:  it also allows us to print the case id in a bigger font as well and that in itself may be the biggest 'bang for the buck'.

Michael Mihalik
PathView Systems | cell: 214.733.7688 | 800.798.3540 | fax: 952.241.7369

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Subject: Re: [Histonet] RE: Two identifiers...

We do the same as Pam with the patient name and case number

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"Marcum, Pamela A" <PAMarcum <@t> uams.edu> wrote:

>We use the specimen or accessioning number and the patient name as the two identifiers and that seems to meet the criteria.  We use the Thermo cassette writer and it transfers the information to the slides.
>Pam Marcum
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>Hello all,
>For those of you using cassette and slide labelers....
>Does your system permit you to print the accession number, patient name, and  DOB on the face of the cassette?  Are you using the specimen number and name as your two identifiers?
>Tom McNemar, HT(ASCP)
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