[Histonet] CAP guideline for fixation time
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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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Victor
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2013 6:21 PM
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
Have a great weekend.
Victor Tobias HT(ASCP)
Clinical Applications Analyst
Harborview Medical Center
Dept of Pathology Room NJB244
Seattle, WA 98104
vtobias <@t> u.washington.edu<mailto:vtobias <@t> u.washington.edu>
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