RE: How long does CAP or ? require retention of surgical pathology pa tient r...
I do not think there are specifics about off-site storage. According to CAP, they are supposed to be easily retrievable and only 2 years of accession logs is required to be kept. "Easy" is left open for interpretation. Our accession logs are computerized, so several years are in the computer and backed up as well. However, I would think one would want to keep more than 1 or 2 years-- say at least 5 years of accession records in the lab for fast retrieval if these records are not computerized.
Kelly Brown, MD
From: Cheryl Powell [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 2:54 PM
To: Kelly Brown; SMello8438@aol.com
Subject: RE: How long does CAP or ? require retention of surgical
pathology pa tient r...
We are having a problem with space at our hospital. Does anyone know if
there is a break down of how far back you need to keep the accession
on site (at the hospital) or when can we shipp them to our storage
We were thinking, keep a year, but is it regulated anywhere?
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