Re: Multiple site prostate biopsies
Each quadrant for the right side is inked a different color (the dark colors
are better, we use red/blue/black), then wrapped together in lens paper and
placed in a cassette. The same is done for the left side. We histotechs get
a copy of the requisition telling us how many cores we should have.
We have also had them submitted in separate cassettes (if a pathologist
grosses in instead of the assistant). since we do levels on each one, this
makes for a lot more work.
Hope this helps.
Cindy DuBois, HT
Delta Pathology Assoc
On Fri, 27 Dec 2002 11:02:17 -0500 "Cornett, Lorraine D"
> I am curious as to how you receive your
> multiple site prostate biopsies, do you receive
> multiple quadrants per side, if so, how do you
> process embed and cut them? Do you use multi
> compartment cassettes, keeping different
> quadrants from the same side, seperate in the
> same block? Do you use ink to identify
> quadrants from the same side?
> Please give me all ideas and suggestions that
> your lab uses?
> Thanks in advance
> Lorraine Cornett
> Histology Supervisor
> Blue Ridge Pathology Consultants
> 423 224-6767
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