[Histonet] RE: Surgical Pathology reports

Horn, Hazel V HornHV <@t> archildrens.org
Tue Sep 23 14:05:13 CDT 2014

Debby there is critical test results to call.  Unexpected findings such as malignant when benign were expected for example.   Our pathologists call and it is documented in the pathology report when they called and who they spoke to.   If the clinicians are waiting on a diagnosis and results are delayed for special testing the pathologists will call and tell them what is going on with their case.  There is a CAP standard for this very issue, what you do about unexpected findings.

Hazel Horn
Supervisor of Histology/Autopsy/Transcription
Anatomic Pathology
Arkansas Children's Hospital
1 Children's Way | Slot 820| Little Rock, AR 72202
501.364.4240 direct | 501.364.1241 fax
hornhv <@t> archildrens.org

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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
Fax: (765-651-7330)

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