[Histonet] RE: Setting benchmark for Frozens

Bauer, Karen L. Bauer.Karen <@t> mayo.edu
Thu Jun 6 09:35:52 CDT 2013

Hi Beatrice,

FS TAT is no longer a CAP requirement, since ANP.11820 was deleted from the checklist in 2011.  We still document an annual sample of FS TATs as part of our Quality Management measures.  

I believe CAP understood that all labs/departments are unique and should set standards specific to what works for them.  FS TAT times should be set by the medical director and placed in FS procedures, but CAP is no longer listing that requirement in the ANP checklist.

Good luck,


Karen L. Bauer HTL/HT (ASCP) | Histology Supervisor | Pathology | MOHS Lab Supervisor | Dermatology | Phone: 715-838-3205 | bauer.karen <@t> mayo.edu | Mayo Clinic Health System | 1221 Whipple Street | Eau Claire, WI 54702 | mayoclinichealthsystem.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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