[Histonet] Temporary block and slide storage for referral specimens -nosig

Teri Johnson teri.johnson at decipherbio.com
Fri Apr 9 11:09:07 CDT 2021

Good morning all and happy Friday!

My company provides testing on FFPE material, and we received paraffin blocks and/or unstained slides and H&E stained slides. The blocks and H&E stained slides are returned to the originating path lab after the results are generated (currently 2-3 weeks after receipt).

For those labs that do this type of work, how do you organize and store the material in a way that makes it easy and efficient to return? Are you using a particular system of containers, put things in numerical order, or by patient name, or other option?  We receive about 60-100+ blocks a day and probably 20-40 H&E slides a day. Having to keep them for 2-3 weeks' time can give us a considerable inventory to manage.

Teri Johnson
Sr. Histotechnician, Decipher Urologic Cancers

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