[Histonet] RE: Specimen collection/transportation

Wanda.Smith <@t> HCAhealthcare.com Wanda.Smith <@t> HCAhealthcare.com
Mon Nov 18 14:07:06 CST 2013

What exactly is the violation?

Pathology Supervisor 
9330 Medical Plaza Drive 
Charleston, SC  29406 
843-847-4296 fax 

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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of LeAnn Lang
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2013 3:02 PM
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] Specimen collection/transportation

We were recently contacted by our hospital indicating that we are in violation of OSHA by using the process we currently are using.
Currently, we provided prefilled 10% neutral buffered formalin
containers to the surgical suites, birthing units, etc.   They fill the
containers with the specimens and return them to the pathology lab.   We
have done this process for many many years and have never been questioned for this by either CAP or Joint Commission.  What is your process for specimen collection/transport?  Are the specimens put in formalin in the surgery suites/birthing unit/etc or in the pathology laboratory?  How about placentas, are they sent in formalin from the floor or are they put in formalin in the histology lab?


Thank you!





LeAnn Lang

Associates in Pathology

Practice Administrator

Phone:  715-847-0075 (ext 50259)

llang <@t> aipathology.com <mailto:llang <@t> aipathology.com> 


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