Re: [Histonet] Workload

From:Rene J Buesa

  80-100 cassettes/day is way below average. Under separate cover I am sending you an article I just published in Advance for MLP (3 July/06) that will give you some idea of averages for all histology tasks (both licensed and unlicensed).
  René J.

"Heckford, Karen - SMMC-SF"  wrote:
  Hello Everyone, I was wondering if someone could give me some feedback on
some questions. Do you think 80-100 cassettes a day is too much for one
tech in a 8 hour period? We are looking at only a few special stains and
probably not a lot of recuts. No IHC's. I am trying to figure out schedules
and perhaps hiring a part timer. H&E will be continuous feed autostainer
and special stains will be done by hand. If you did have 2 techs. could
they reasonably get 80-100 cassettes done from embedding to
coverslipped(done by hand) in 4 hours. I am right now a one person show
thinking about expanding.
Karen Heckford HT (ASCP) CE
Lead Histology Technician
Histology/Pathololgy Department
St. Mary's Medical Center
450 Stanyan St.
San Francisco, Ca. 94117
415-668-1000 ext. 6167
Fax: 415-750-8123
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