Re: Frozen turnaround time

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From:Marylou Pohl <>
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We track all of our frozens by date stamping the request slip when the fs arrives
in the lab, stamp when we hand the 1rst slide to the pathologist, and stamp when
the dx is relayed to the OR.  Gotta CYA everywhere these days.

Marylou Pohl wrote:

> I am interested in how different labs track the frozen turnaround time.
> Currently we have a log sheet in the frozen area, the OR nurse that brings
> the specimen in is the one that logs the specimen, pt info and arrival time.
> The pathologist then fills in the diagnosis, completed time and initials. CAP
> says that 90% of frozens should have a turnaround of 20 min or less. How are
> other labs tracking this? Are other labs tracking every frozen or just
> periodically?
> Thank you for your input,
> Sandi McCollum
> Histology Supervisor
> All Saints Hospital
> Ft. Worth, TX

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