Color coding Re: [Histonet] Avoiding bilaterality mistakes

From:Gayle Callis

Color coding has bailed us out of problems many, many times.  This is an 
excellent suggestion.  I am very impressed at use of automated slide 
labeling IF specimen volume/workload and budget allows it, it certainly is 
easier on the hands too.

At 07:18 AM 2/6/2006, you wrote:
>After our recent near miss on a bilateral breast case ( see fridays post 
>   are peoples feelings on pre labling slides?) we will be using different 
> colored
>   cassettes and matching slides for each side. I got this idea from Joyce 
> Weems who told me she uses colored agar markers for laterality ( Thanks 
> Joyce). This should
>   help to prevent confusion at the grossing, cutting and reading stages. 
> Thanks to all
>   who answered my first post. I thought I would share what I hope is a 
> good solution.
>Stephen Peters M.D.

Gayle Callis HTL, HT, MT(ASCP)
Research Histopathology Supervisor
Veterinary Molecular Biology
Montana State University
Bozeman MT 59717

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