[Histonet] IHC turnaround time

Fri Jun 19 10:54:03 CDT 2015

TAT has many variables. We run mostly Leica Bond platforms, but do have some Ventana Benchmark access if needed. The average volume here about 125 slides a day. The available time is directly dependent or order protocols. If the order is available before 11 am, the slides will be available mid to late afternoon the same day. If the order is created between 11 am and 4 pm, the slides will be available late that same evening (but usually not reviewed by pathology until the next morning). Order placed after 4 pm are variable and may make the evening run but will most likely not be run until the next day. We do not have an overnight run.

Steve Pinheiro

-----Original Message-----
From: Olszewski, Dawn [mailto:Dawn.Olszewski at SGMC.ORG] 
Sent: Friday, June 19, 2015 9:53 AM
To: histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] IHC turnaround time

Hi Histonetters,                                                                                                                                  6-19-15

We are wondering what the average turnaround times for IHC are for other labs.  We use the Biocare Intellipath instrumentation. It holds up to 50 slides ( 10 slides per 5 racks) with continuous feed per open rack.  All IHC orders placed by 12pm are usually out the same day by 5pm. We average 434 IHC slides per month and have a staff of 3 FTE's.

A pathologist has voiced concerns over our IHC output.  We are trying to determine "best practices" for IHC turnaround time as measured from time order placed to time of slide delivery.

If you could respond with your IHC TAT including number of techs and average of IHC slides monthly, we would appreciate any input you may be able to provide.

Thank you in advance,

Dawn Olszewski, HTL(ASCP)QIHC

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