[Histonet] CAP guideline for fixation time

Ellenburg, Deborah DEBORAH_ELLENBURG <@t> bshsi.org
Mon Jan 7 11:17:26 CST 2013

We have a label that we place on the original requisition documenting
the time the specimen was placed in formalin and the time it came out of
formalin(changed stations on tissue processor).  When the
transcribe the gross dictation they give the total number of hours the
specimen was in formalin.  The pathologist is able to see the total time
in formalin when reviewing their working draft.

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Subject: [Histonet] CAP guideline for fixation time

Per CAP guideline, in our reports of predictive markers(ER/PR/Her2),
Pathologists need to check that the total fixation time of specimens is
within the CAP guideline. Is this information readily available to the
pathologists at the time of writing the report? How are others
documenting this?

Have a great weekend.


Victor Tobias HT(ASCP)
Clinical Applications Analyst
Harborview Medical Center
Dept of Pathology Room NJB244
Seattle, WA 98104
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