RE: Regulations

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From:"Nocito, Joseph" <>
To:"'Weems, Joyce'" <>, "'Histonet'" <>

I performed a CAP inspection last week.  No where in the checklist did the
question of reagents show up. I looked through the General and Antaomic
checklists.  This lab had reagents that exipred four years ago, no date
received on many reagents, and no expiration dates.  My team leader said the
best I could do was a recommendation because these issues where not on the
checklist.  Also, there was not a question about H & E QC.  I don't know if
the CAP inadvertently omitted these or what.

Joe Nocito, B.S., HT(ASCP)QIHC
Histology Supervisor
Christus Santa Rosa Hospitals
San Antonio, Texas 

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Weems, Joyce []
> Sent:	Monday, April 24, 2000 8:53 AM
> To:	'Histonet'
> Subject:	Regulations
> I was looking for written proof of how we are required to initial and date
> our reagents. I could not find them in our CAP guidelines (Anatomic
> Pathology). I searched the General Lab guidelines - no luck. Why are these
> included in each department except ours? Does this mean that we really
> don't
> have to date and initial? 
> Joyce Weems
> Pathology Manager
> Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta

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