[Histonet] QC

Rene J Buesa rjbuesa <@t> yahoo.com
Tue Oct 30 11:23:24 CDT 2012

In all reality techs do not have time to formally evaluate the quality of their work. Each tech looks at the sections they are producing and either accept or reject them attending to breaks, folds, incompleteness an the like.
The final quality can only be evaluated when the slide is finished, after staining and cover slipping and at that moment the QC has to be done by either the supervisor or the lead tech on a macroscopic aspect for all and microscopicaly on 2-3 slides per folder. QC is the duty of the supervisor.
At the end the pathologists will view all the slides and they are supposed to reject those they do not like and those unacceptable for diagnosis.
At that moment again the supervisor will view the rejected slides and will use them to retrain the tech or determine the cause for the rejection that can be due to processing defects.
Rejected slides (by the pathologists) are the basis for "fine tuning" the procedure and the technique, and that is the supervisor's task.
René J.

From: "shernandez <@t> st-joseph.org" <shernandez <@t> st-joseph.org>
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Subject: [Histonet] QC

I am wondering how other labs are documenting techs checking their own slide quality?  Are you making them check a certain percentage?  Thank you.

Susan Baker, HTL(ASCP)

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