[Histonet] Labeling of control slides for Special stains and IHC

From:"Foshey, Annette"

We have had some discussion on how to label the control slides recently
and I would like to get input from other labs on how they label the
controls and how they identify where the controls are filed.  We
currently use Powerpath (v 8.3) labels to label our stains which include
the pathology number, the name of the stain, the patient name and the
institution.  The control slides are labeled QC: followed by the name of
stain and we would write the case number on the slide label and when the
slide is filed it is filed with the case. When multiple patient slides
for the same stain were stained the positive control was listed on the
patient slide on the bottom of the label indicating the case number of
the control. .  The pathologists are changing the labeling to the date
only on the control slide and the batch number.  Any suggestions would
be appreciated.

Annette Foshey, HT (ASCP)
Team Leader in Histology
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
414-266-6580        Fax 414-266-2779


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