RE: [Histonet] Pathology modernisation

From:Tony Henwood

Some comments below:

" My question is, given that many histological
techniques are carried out on Non-Gynae specimens, could Non-Gynae sit
within Histology. It would divorce it from the 'Pap Factory' scenario
and could place it fairly and squarely where, in my opinion, it belongs.
Could Non-Gynae Cytology actually find its 'place in the sun' if it was
within the Histology Department of Cell Path? "

Having worked in a Private Gyne Cytology Lab as well as Hospital Cytology
Labs, I would miss screening the occasional General cytology smear or FNA.
It breaks up the monotony of many negative PAP smears. (Don't get me wrong,
I look forward to the day when there are no more CINs or CIS or other


Tony Henwood JP, BAppSc, GradDipSysAnalys, CT(ASC) 
Laboratory Manager 
The Children's Hospital at Westmead, 
Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, 2145, AUSTRALIA. 
Tel: 612 9845 3306 
Fax: 612 9845 3318


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