[Histonet] Question about prelim report for autopsy with neuropathology

Morken, Timothy Timothy.Morken at ucsf.edu
Fri Jul 29 16:12:01 CDT 2016

How do you handle counting days to preliminary autopsy dx (PAD) when doing cases in which the brain autopsy results are the main component of disease? If we accession at the time of autopsy and then let the brain fix for several days before cutting in, then the PAD is many days past the 3-day reporting requirement.

On standard "body" cases we report PAD the same day and final within two weeks. With neuropathology cases it can be up to 10 days for a PAD.

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

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