RE: [Histonet] Adenovirus & RSV
We are a non-profit private children's hospital that unfortunately does get a few cases of both. Right now we have a very sick kid and we can't start treatment for adeno without an accurate diagnosis(the treatment is very harsh on the patient). In general I agree with your statement, but then you get into the argument about how much is one life worth. Besides somebody has to run it so that everybody else can send their cases to them.
Maybe we should have a database of all the tests that are available from the different labs that contact the histonet so that we know where we can send a specific test without having to waste time asking around and having to wait for replies. Just a thought.
From: Richard Cartun [mailto:Rcartun@harthosp.org]
Sent: Wed 2/25/2004 1:56 PM
To: GUTIERREZ, JUAN; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Adenovirus & RSV
Should everyone be doing every immunoperoxidase available? It is my
opinion that if you don't do an immunoperoxidase stain on a regular
basis, you shouldn't be doing it! I see more problems when labs attempt
to do an IP stain when they don't get many requests for it. I realize
that pressure may come from your pathologist(s), but you simply tell
them that we don't get enough request for this IP stain to make it
cost-effective, or that you don't have the technical expertise or
positive control material to guarantee quality control.
Hartford, CT 06001
>>> "GUTIERREZ, JUAN" 02/25/04
Is anyone running this two immunos? I need help getting them to work
either on the Ventana or DAKO stainers. Also if somebody has a source
for controls, I would appreciate an address.
Juan C. Gutierrez, HT(ASCP)
Christus Santa Rosa Healthcare
San Antonio, TX 78207
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