RE: [Histonet] Specimens returned to patients....


Texas law only allows teeth and in-vitro cultures that have not been exposed to pathogens to be releaseddirectly to patients.  Anything else has to be released to an approved and/or licensed professional.  
I think Texas follows OSHA guidelines for thi, so you might want to check with them.  When a patient asks for something back I just tell them that OSHA wont allow it and they go away scared. :)


-----Original Message-----
From: Tom McNemar []
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004 12:37 PM
To: 'Histonet ('
Subject: [Histonet] Specimens returned to patients....

Another question....

What specimens do you return to patients?  We used to give them anything
they asked for with their physician's consent.  A few yeas ago, we stopped
give them anything that had to go into formalin.  About the only thing we
give back to them now are gallstones and a question has been raised about
that.  I would appreciate your input.

Tom Mc Nemar HT(ASCP)
Histology Supervisor
Licking Memorial Hospital
Newark, Ohio 43055

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