reporting stains (billing inquiry)

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I think that present day practice really requires explicit reporting of
special stains in surgical pathology reports. A lot of these can be turned
into macros by a transcriptionist, such as my standard gastric biopsy
sentence "There is no acute inflammation, and a bacterial stain (Diff-Quik
II, with a positive control slide) shows nothing to suggest Helicobacter

If I ran the zoo, I'd probably put these in smaller type where they wouldn't
distract the reader, who is likely to be phenomenally uninterested,
particularly if they've already read the sentence ten times in other reports.

Thanks to John Shannon for >>The Association of Directors of Anatomic and
Surgical Pathology recommend  it.
I should have been familiar with this, and wasn't.

Bob Richmond
Samurai Pathologist
Knoxville TN

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