[Histonet] Missing specimen
Caroline.Pratt at uphs.upenn.edu
Mon Oct 5 10:30:52 CDT 2015
I agree with using caution, but these are not truly comparable as a Pathologist can tell the difference between a child's skin and the skin of a mature adult under the microscope.
From: Aimee Tolentino via Histonet [histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu]
Sent: Friday, October 02, 2015 6:15 PM
To: Kim Donadio
Cc: Frazier, John; histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Missing specimen
I've had something like this occur before. Unfortunately things did not end well. The prostate needle biopsies were labeled for two separate patients were labeled the same accession number and patients name. After playing the guessing game and sent those results out without a DNA they had removed a perfectly healthy prostate from the patient who did not have prostate cancer while the other had not received treatment. We later found this out through DNA after the healthy patient had gone through surgery for them to realize he didn't have cancer. So you MUST do the DNA.
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> On Oct 2, 2015, at 1:00 PM, Kim Donadio via Histonet <histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu> wrote:
> Stand your ground. You're right! Patients lives are not guessing games. I wish you the best and must forewarn you. Choosing integrity in this day and age is a lonely road and often doesn't pay well. But your conscious will be clear and it's the right thing to do.
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