Re: [Histonet] Hospital Pathology - Picking up Specimens

From:"Vicki Gauch"

We have our frozen section room in the OR so the OR staff delivers all
OR specimens to the frozen section room where it is triaged...involved
cases are grossed in the FS room , smaller cases are picked up by our
Lab Info Techs on scheduled runs throughout the day.  We use carts which
we have to cover when transporting through the hospital.  We still use
paper requisitions but the hospital is looking into electronic ordering
Hope that helps,
Albany, NY

>>> "Fye Beth"  8/11/2008 3:20 PM >>>
I'm curious to how other hospital pathology departments get their OR
specimens to Pathology.
Do you:
1.  Get them delivered to you by OR personnel?
2.  Have a lab assistant pick them up?
3.  Have histotechs pick them up?
4.  Other?

Are they carried in Coolers, Biohazard bags, Carts or other method?

Do you  still use paper requisitions or use some kind of electronic
ordering and if you use electronic, what AP system do you have?

Thanks in advance for any information you can share!

Beth A. Fye, CT (ASCP)
Pathology Technical  Manager
HCA Richmond Hospital Laboratories
office:  (804)228-6564

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