RE: [Histonet] Appropriate cassette types

From:Kemlo Rogerson

Have you asked them why they don't use them? They may have a valid reason,
bought a 'job lot', CEO is friends with the Manufacturer? Bet they don't do
it just to ruin the tissue and upset you.

Ask them (nicely), then deal with the response.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bonner, Janet [mailto:Janet.Bonner@FLHOSP.ORG] 
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 4:25 PM
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Appropriate cassette types

Perhaps if you copy out your letter and send it with the next batch of
poorly processed tissue.......


From: on behalf of
Sent: Mon 2/27/2006 8:21 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Appropriate cassette types

Fellow Histonetters, 

We are a large reference lab that processes various medical facilities
tissues.  We have a new client that insists on using the small screened
biopsy cassettes for every tissue type, including  breast, uterus, parotid
gland etc.

We have ordered the appropriate routine cassettes with the slots for their
large tissue but they refuse to use them and the quality of the resulting
samples is sub-optimal at best.

Our patholgoist has volunteered to speak to them since most of Histology's
requests fall on deaf ears. 

Are there any articles and/or opinions on this issue?  I have been in the
field for quite a few years and this is the first time I have encountered
resistance like this.   Most of the grossing is done by a PA who actually
does a nice job with the actual grossing, it's just using this screened
cassette that we are unable to change.

Thanks for any opinions here. 

Eileen Lonergan HT(ASCP) 

Eileen Lonergan 
(207) 749-9617  cell 
(207) 324-6468  home 

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