[Histonet] RE: Two Patient Identifiers on slides

Tom McNemar TMcNemar <@t> lmhealth.org
Wed Jul 31 04:48:36 CDT 2013

Our cassettes are printed with the accession number, patient name, and a barcode that also contains the DOB.  When sectioning, this barcode is scanned at the microtome when the slides are cut.  Labels are printed, again at the microtome, and the slides are labeled.  The slide label contains the accession number, patient name, level number or special stain, the pathologist's initials, and the hospital address.

Tom McNemar, HT(ASCP)
Histology Co-ordinator
Licking Memorial Health Systems
(740) 348-4163
(740) 348-4166
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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Jean Wood
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 3:37 PM
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] Two Patient Identifiers on slides

Hello Histonetters,

       Recently we started utilizing a slide labeling component that is built into our AP Easy LIS system and has accession number, levels and patients first and last name when labels are printed out. Dymo does not have a chemically resistant label (we have a Dymo 450 printer) and we have been putting the labels on AFTER the slides are stained and cover slipped.

In the meantime, the HT is writing in pencil the accession # and levels on the slide which is then covered up with the permanent label after cover slipping. Our Lab Manager is worried that we are not compliant as we do not have two patient identifiers on throughout the whole process (she wants us to write patient names on slides in pencil (before staining) and then cover that up with the pre-printed label after staining.

1. What is everyone else doing?
2. Have any of you found a chemically resistant label compatible with the Dymo labeler?

Jean Wood BS, HT
Fairchild Medical Center Pathology Dept.
Ph:530.841.6243 Fax:530.841.6232
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