RE: Grossing labs outside the hospital
been doing that for years.
Make sure all the HT meet CLIA 88 standards for "high complexity testing" and
Have the Pathologists that you work for make a list of which specimens you are
allowed to gross.
a grossing manual that spell out how to gross each of those
Make a gross evaluation sheet for each histologist and have a Pathologist record
an evaluation of that persons grossing.
(I am not a rep) Gapinski HT (ASCP)
We are a private lab that has the histology
department located off site of the hospital. We start at the lab in the
AM and go to two seperate hospitals that each have two campuses each, cut
frozen section, ship specimens and with assist the grossing at two of the
We have now decided to move the grossing lab out
of the hospital sites and into the private lab. Is there anyone out
there that is doing this? Can you give us some advice or suggestion of
what to do and what not to do? So far we are planning to staff the
hospitals with lab aides to do frozen sections and to send the tissues to the
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