[Histonet] RE: Surgical Pathology reports

Rathborne, Toni Toni.Rathborne <@t> rwjuh.edu
Tue Sep 23 12:34:16 CDT 2014

Yes, more often than you may imagine. Unexpected findings are always called and documented. See ANP12175. Although not required, another reason is the courtesy extended by the pathologist to the physician. This may occur if a preliminary report is to be issued, or the final report not signed out while the pathologist waits for additional tests to be completed. The pathologist may call if he/she knows that the physician is especially interested in getting the results for patient care reasons, and wants to explain why there may be delays to the final report.

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Subject: [Histonet] Surgical Pathology reports

Do pathologists ever call pathology reports to a physician?  If so, what types of diagnoses do they call?  There are no "critical" test results in Pathology that CAP deems necessary to call as in other areas of the laboratory..  How do others handle this?

Debra Lake  MT(ASCP)
Manager Micro, Blood Bank, Pathology
Marion General Hospital
Marion, IN  46952
(765) 660-6521
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