RE: Turn around time Special Stains

From:"DeLovino, Salvacion S."

We usually give out our renal slides the next day unless it's a stat in
which case we submit only the H&E's after 3 hours of receiving it in the
lab. The special stains of the stat are submitted with the other renal
biopsies (we almost always have more than one - sometimes up to 17
biopsies!) the next day. 

Salvacion Delovino, HTL (ASCP)
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, Ca
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> From: 	Teresa Flores[]
> Sent: 	Tuesday, December 18, 2001 5:51 AM
> To: 	Histotechnologist communicat
> Subject: 	Turn around time Special Stains
> I need to pick your brains to imput the correct information on a posting
> for the internet that my pathologist is working on.
> And, I know that we are all getting ready for the Holidays, so I will
> repost this after also, but if you have some time, please help.
> What is the turn around time of a renal biopsy in your lab? From the
> minute
> your lab receives the biopsy to the minute you give the H&E slides,
> special
> stains included (PAS, Silver and Trichrome), to your pathologist.
> As most of you know, I work in an EM lab and upon receiving a renal biopsy
> our turn around time is 3 hours. That includes a 2 hour processing, 10
> minutes for polymerization in the microwave and then sectioning, staining,
> coverslipping and handing the HRLM slide to the pathologist.
> I will post the results. Many thanks to all. Teresa
> A thought for the Holidays
> Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall inherit the earth.

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