[Histonet] Tissue Sample Quality - ANP.10038

Morken, Timothy Timothy.Morken at ucsf.edu
Wed Oct 7 14:49:16 CDT 2015


We use a form to inform pathologists/residents of tissue problems. Our SOP is that anything that is noticed at embedding or sectioning that either compromises quality or prevents proceeding is noted on the form and sent along to the pathologist/resident. If we cannot proceed due to quality problems we notify the pathologist/resident immediately (tho if it is 3AM we send an email and then page them around 8AM).

The form lists the common problems. 
It is printed on bright yellow paper to stand out from the other paperwork. 
It has a border consisting of pictures of a  hexagonal STOP sign to stand out.

The info is also entered in our LIS system as a QA flag for that specimen.

Tim Morken
Pathology Site Manager, Parnassus 
Supervisor, Electron Microscopy/Neuromuscular Special Studies
Department of Pathology
UC San Francisco Medical Center

-----Original Message-----
From: Adesupo, Adesuyi (Banjo) via Histonet [mailto:histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 9:04 AM
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Subject: [Histonet] Tissue Sample Quality - ANP.10038

    I hope you guys are doing great. I am about to write Tissue Sample Quality procedure, the new CAP Checklist ANP.10038 and I was wondering if I could get an input from you guys.


Tissue Sample Quality

There is a procedure that describes the process by which histotechnologists provide feedback to submitting pathologists and pathology assistants on the quality of the gross tissue sections received for tissue processing.

Records of such feedback and corrective action taken when problems are identified may be incorporated into the laboratory's quality management program.

Banjo Adesuyi


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