RE: [Histonet] CAP guidelines

From:"Tony Henwood"

Wouldn't two identifiers be eg Accession Number and patient surname (or


Tony Henwood JP, MSc, BAppSc, GradDipSysAnalys, CT(ASC)
Laboratory Manager & Senior Scientist
The Children's Hospital at Westmead,
Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, 2145, AUSTRALIA.
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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Hector
Sent: Friday, 22 February 2008 8:01 AM
To: 'Douglas D Deltour'; 'Sharon.Davis-Devine';
Subject: RE: [Histonet] CAP guidelines

I think everyone in the Histo world already does this. Example S1000-07
A1, A2, etc.  No need to get excited about this question.  The two
identifiers are the surgical# and any sub letter or number.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Douglas
D Deltour
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 2:48 PM
To: 'Sharon.Davis-Devine';
Subject: RE: [Histonet] CAP guidelines

This is from the Sep 2007 checklist. 

ANP.21100             Phase II	N/A   YES   NO

Are blocks identified adequately?

NOTE:  Each block of tissue must be identified by the entire accession
number assigned to the case and by any descriptive letter(s)/number(s)
added by the prosector during the dissection.  If additional blocks are
prepared later, all lists and logs must reflect these additions.
Identification number and letter(s)/numbers(s) must be affixed to all
blocks in a manner that remains legible.

Douglas D. Deltour HT(ASCP)
Histology Manager
Professional Pathology Services, PC
One Science Court
Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29203
Office (803)252-1913
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-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 3:15 PM
Subject: [Histonet] CAP guidelines

Ok, Histonetters, got another burning question for you.  I have heard
that there is a new CAP guideline that states that there needs to be two
patient identifiers on the tissue block.  We have a block printer and we
all know that there is very limited space on the block for much info, so
if we need to have two patient identifiers things will get very tight.
For those of you who have block printers, how are you handling this? All
info and suggestions are greatly appreciated.


Sharon Davis-Devine, CT (ASCP)

Cytology Supervisor

Carle Clinic

602 West University

Urbana, Illinois 61801

Phone:  217-383-3572



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