[Histonet] Setting benchmark for Frozens

Rene J Buesa rjbuesa <@t> yahoo.com
Wed Jun 5 13:12:28 CDT 2013

I do not think you have to do much, because frozen TAT is the ONLY task the CAP has developed a standard of 20 minutes or less since the specimen is received at the lab.
As an internal standard, the national average is 15 minutes but why push yourself? Just make sure that the TAT is 20 minutes and you will be OK with CAP
René J.

From: "Sullivan, Beatrice" <BSullivan <@t> virtua.org>
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Subject: [Histonet] Setting benchmark for Frozens

We are attempting to set a realistic benchmark for TAT on Frozen Sections. Any suggestions? We currently use 20 minutes without including multiple part cases. Thank you.

Beatrice L. Sullivan HT(ASCP)HTL
Corporate Histology Manager
Virtua, Voorhees

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