RE: [Histonet] Specimen Rejection - QA

From:"Lee & Peggy Wenk"

Thought this might be a start.

Identification errors involving clinical laboratories: A College of American
Pathologists Q-Probes Study of Patients and Specimen Identification Errors
at 120 Institutions

College of American Pathologists; Valenstein PN, Raab SS, Walsh MK

Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2006 Aug;130(8):1106-13. 

Breaks it down into identification errors:
- Primary specimen label error
- Initial registration/order entry error
- Other clerical error
- Other reason for error
- Aliquot/block/slide label error
- Result entry error

So as Rene said, you need to narrow your project down (just accessioning
errors. Or just specimen container label errors. Or just slide label
errors.). Than write all the ways there could be errors, as well as ways to
identify WHO is doing the error. Such as for accessioning errors - what
information was wrong - patient's name? spelling error? Wrong name? Hospital
ID # - how was that wrong? Lab number - how was that wrong? Type of tissue -
how was that wrong? Etc. And which person accessioned in the information?

Peggy A. Wenk,HTL(ASCP)SLS
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 48073

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Amy Self
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 3:01 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Specimen Rejection - QA


Hello Histonetters,



I was wandering if anyone had any info or some kind of guidelines to help me
get started on a QA study especially for specimen rejection.
Thanks in advance,  Amy




Amy Self

Georgetown Hospital Systems



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