Re: [Histonet] QC Issues

From:"Joe Nocito"

Paula,
we don't perform frozen sections, so we don't have a cryostat and frozen
staining setup.
    We do have a control block log for immunos and special stains. We have
it set up this way
DATE   SURG #  STAIN  PATH DATE TESTED

When the pathologists gives a positive case we just write it in the book.

Every case that has a special or immuno has a sheet to go with it. It has
the DATE  SURG # STAIN TECH DR
REMARKS COMMENTS

My medical director signs off on all temp charts, maintenance schedules QC
sheets at the end of the month.
If youo want, please email me your fax number and I'll fax you some
examples.

Joe Nocito BS, HT(ASCP)QIHC
Histology Manager
Pathology Reference Lab
San Antonio, TX
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paula Wilder" 
To: 
Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 2:35 PM
Subject: [Histonet] QC Issues


> Hi everyone,
> After speaking with several of my area colleagues, a couple of
questionable
> QC isssues came up.  Does anyone run an HE control on their frozen section
> set-up?  Is the use of Cyto-cool banned from frozens and in the cutting of
> permanent blocks?  Does everyone decontaminate the cryostat with bleach at
> least once a month? Does everyone have control block documentation?  And
do
> your pathologists do a daily/weekly quality control check sheet?
> Thanks so much for your input!
> Paula Wilder
> St. Joseph Medical Center
> Towson, MD
>
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