RE: [Histonet] Slide identifiers

From:Rene J Buesa

We were going to do that but it was in conflict with patient confidentiality issues (anybody could see the patient's name) so we did not do it.
  The moment the specimen was received it was numbered and that number was used for blocks, slides, special procedures and all reports. It was unique since the year was also included as well as the type of specimen (S for surgicals, C for cytologies, L for reference specimens, A for autopsies).
  René J.

"Bonner, Janet"  wrote:
  We use the surgical number and the patient name on all slides.


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Sent: Wed 4/5/2006 4:01 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Slide identifiers

Please help me to clarify the new regulation of JCAHO regarding the two identifiers, because I have been requested to use 2 identifiers on the slides. As I understand this subject, it will apply to the specimen collection container when it is submitted for processing, because the identification must be done in the presence of the patient. Slides identification is way pass this point! I appreciate any help. Thank you very much.

Magaly Rojas,HTL(ASCP) 
Histopathology Manager 
Inova Fairfax Hospital 
Falls Church,Va. 
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