[Histonet] Question about accessioning outside consult cases

Morken, Timothy Timothy.Morken at ucsf.edu
Thu Dec 10 13:14:37 CST 2020

Martha, we give it the same number sequence as any other surgical or cytology case, but we can identify our cases by "Specimen Class" so consults get a specimen class according to the type of consult - cyto,  cytogyn, surgical, etc.  The specimen class is printed on the labels for all materials.

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

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From: Martha Ward-Pathology via Histonet <histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu> 
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Subject: [Histonet] Question about accessioning outside consult cases

We are in the process of switching to AP Beaker and in the midst of the build.    My question involves how others are handling outside consult surgical and/or cytology cases.   Do you assign them an unique number that identifies them as a consult as opposed to an inside case - SO20-XXXX verses S20-XXXX?     We currently assign them as just another surgical case but I know some places do have outside consult designations.

What is everyone doing?

Thanks in advance for your input.

Martha Ward, MT ASCP (QIHC)
Manager, Molecular Diagnostics Lab
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
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