[Histonet] Specimen Accessioning .....

Mike Pence mpence at grhs.net
Wed Jun 3 14:52:02 CDT 2015

All of our part types are A,B,C, etc. and the block count is 1,2,3 even if there is just one part and one block. Example: SB-15-12345 A1

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From: Cartun, Richard [mailto:Richard.Cartun at hhchealth.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 2:40 PM
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Subject: [Histonet] Specimen Accessioning .....

We have always accessioned specimens with multiple parts as 1, 2, 3, etc. and the corresponding paraffin blocks as A, B, C, etc.  We are in the process of changing this to letters for the different specimen parts and numbers for the blocks.  For those of you who do it this way, have you encountered any problems?  For example, if the specimen arrives and the different parts are numbered, do you simply convert them to letters?  Thank you.


Richard W. Cartun, MS, PhD
Director, Histology & Immunopathology
Director, Biospecimen Collection Programs Assistant Director, Anatomic Pathology Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT  06102
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