RE: Minnesota histology mistake

From:Vinnie Della Speranza

I would love to hear from labs using automatic slide labelers as I have
to assume that have all slides pre-labeled ahead of time. how do you
prevent sections from being picked up onto the wrong slide?

Vinnie Della Speranza
Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services
Medical University of South Carolina
165 Ashley Avenue  Suite 309
Charleston, SC 29425
Ph: 843-792-6353
fax: 843-792-8974

>>> Walzer Susan  01/29/03 10:46AM >>>
I have always believed that pre-labeling slides is hazardous.  When
workload is heavy and labs are often chaotic it makes sense to label
slide as you are looking at the block you just cut. Most mis-labeling
in our
lab has been done by people labeling their slides ahead of time. They
think they are saving time but fixing mistakes is much more time

-----Original Message-----
From: Martin, Ronald [] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 9:25 AM
Subject: RE: Minnesota histology mistake

By having several similar cases (ie. breast,prostate,colon bx's) on one
plate at a time and having slides already numbered/made up. I have
techs accidently place the wrong tissue on the wrong numbered slide. I
also seen techs write the wrong numner on slides before. Sorry for the
confusing question.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 9:15 AM
To: Martin, Ronald;; 
Subject: Re: Minnesota histology mistake

how do you put the worng tissue on the wrong slide. i know for a fact
can only operate one microtome at a time. i have tried to use two at
when very busy.

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