[Histonet] Sunquest CoPath
Richard.Cartun at hhchealth.org
Wed Oct 14 11:29:49 CDT 2015
Dear Histology Colleagues:
I need your help once again. Our healthcare system is in the process of switching over to Sunquest CoPath; we currently have Cerner CoPath now. I have been told that when using their bar code and tracking system one cannot generate unstained slides (for possible histochemical stains and/or IHC testing) upfront (at the time that the H&Es are cut). Evidently, this is because the unique identifier for that unstained slide cannot be modified for ancillary testing. Is this true? I cannot believe that a software program for pathology laboratories in this day and age would not allow for this. Is anyone using this system and have you found a solution to this problem? We have a lot of slide protocols that include the cutting of unstained slides upfront. I apologize if I have incorrectly stated the facts here; however, this is how it was explained to me in a conference call earlier this week.
As always, thank you for sharing your knowledge and experiences.
Richard W. Cartun, MS, PhD
Director, Histology & The Martin M. Berman, MD Immunopathology & Morphologic Proteomics Laboratory
Director, Biospecimen Collection Programs
Assistant Director, Anatomic Pathology
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102
(860) 545-2204 Fax
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