Re: New CLIA Reg?

From:Melissa Jensen

Hi David...We have been asked that before in a cap inspection.It wasn't a
problem.As long as you have followed the cap question that Joe mentioned you
will be fine..We do a daily count,than a monthly count,The monthly count is
documented and kept in the policy and procedure manual..I hope your
inspection goes well! Best of Luck!
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Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2002 6:01 PM
Subject: Re: New CLIA Reg?

> David,
> there is nothing routine about a CLIA inspection.  I went througha CLIA
> inspection two years ago and I'm still loosing sleep.  And this was just
> months after a CAP inspection without any deficiencies.  I'd rather go
> through the toughest CAP inspection than a CLIA inspection anytime.
>     CAP Question ANP.21350 states:"Does the histology laboratory maintain
> records of the number of blocks, slides, and stains prepared?"
>     At least the inspector gave you a heads up.  All we were told was when
> the inspection was.  Good luck
> Joe Nocito, BS, HT (ASCP) QIHC
> Histology Manager
> Pathology Reference Lab
> San Antonio, Texas
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> Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2002 11:17 AM
> Subject: New CLIA Reg?
> > We will have a routine CLIA inspection in few days.  The inspector was
> kind
> > enough to call me in advance and let me know that they will be inquiring
> > about certain statistics that they have never inquired about before.
> > Apparently this is something new.  They want the total number of slides
> > (surgical path not cytology) that we prepared and examined on an annual
> > basis, broken down by H&E, special stains, etc.  Has anyone else
> encountered
> > this before, and can you cite the relevant CLIA reg for this?  I have
> placed
> > a call about this to the CAP office in Washington, D.C., but have not
> a
> > reply yet.  I am curious why CLIA wants this information and what they
> will
> > do with the information once they have it.  As far as I know, we prepare
> > slides well within the standard of care, if not beyond.
> > Thanks for your input.
> > David Borel
> > Dermatopathology Diagnostics
> >

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