RE: [Histonet] Additional question on POC for Genetic Studies

From:"Luck, Greg D."

Oh why not jump in,
That's why every hospital based anatomic pathology dept must have an
on-call pathologist 
and tech (e.g. the pathologist to select the appropriate tissue sample
and a tech to follow-up with coordinating the transport and /or the
optimal preservation of the sample) until it can be dealt with during
regular hours of operation.  You already should have a pathologist on
call for frozens (e.g. organ harvesting) and a tech (e.g. if the tissue
processor goes down).  Seems straight forward to me.  That's one the
costs of doing business for our patients and clients in an acute care
setting of health care.
Greg Luck
Anatomic Path Spvr
Deaconess Med Cntr
800 W. 5th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
Offc 509.473.7077
Fax 509.473.7133

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 12:41 PM
To: Laurie Colbert;
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Additional question on POC for Genetic Studies

We are called in.  Since our histology dept. shuts down at 5:30 pm, the
histologist on call would have to come in and gross the tissue and
select the appropriate sample for chromosome analysis.  If the specimen
came to the lab at, let's say 2 am., we would instruct the night
personnel to place the specimen in the histology refrigerator and we
would gross it in when we arrived in the lab at 4:30 am.  There are
times when the OB physician demands the specimen get immediate
attention, so we can be called in at any time to do them.


From: on behalf of Laurie
Sent: Thu 4/27/2006 2:15 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Additional question on POC for Genetic Studies

All of the responses I've received regarding what department sends out
tissue for genetic studies state that Pathology sends the tissue out.
We are told that the tissue needs to be sent out as soon as possible.
What do you do if the tissue comes in at night or on the weekend?

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