Rene J Buesa rjbuesa <@t> yahoo.com
Wed Jun 27 10:03:47 CDT 2012

That could be a very difficult to solve issue in some labs. It is entirely dependent on the pathologists and how confident they feel about their individual diagnostic abilities and the complexity of some cases.
Some pathologists request more deepers than others and you cannot use the "norm" of other labs to yours.
What are you going to say to a pathologist in your lab that YOU think is requesting too many deepers? S/he will dismiss your concern and maybe will feel even "insulted".
As to your concern that you may have a quality issue as the cause of the problem, fear not. Generally speaking pathologists are not very good at praising your good work, but rest assured that if it was a quality issue you would have had an ear full of complaints by now.
As to the 2 controls I never used them for Pneumocystis carinii, but only to PAS with/without diastase.
René J.

From: "Webb, Dorothy L" <Dorothy.L.Webb <@t> HealthPartners.Com>
To: "'histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu'" <histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu> 
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 10:44 AM
Subject: [Histonet] DEEPER REQUESTS

Does anyone know if there is an average percentage that a histology lab should expect in deeper/recut requests?  I am trying to establish if our pathologists order more than the "norm" or if I have a quality issue unfolding!!

Also, do most labs use 2 controls for their "pneumo" staining, a routine fungus and a pneumo carnii positive?

Thanks ahead of time!
Dorothy Webb, HT (ASCP)
Regions Histology Technical Specialist

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