Re: Date of Service

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 We consider the date of service the date that the actual procedure was performed and the specimen was taken.  The day it is received in our lab is called the receive date.  I'm not sure if that is what other labs do, but that is our procedure.  

Vicki Gauch
Albany Medical Center

>>> "Suder, Joanne" <> 06/13/00 02:26PM >>>
I need everyones opinion as to what a "Date of Service" is considered to be.
Is it the day tissue is received in the laboratory for processing or the day
the pathologist renders their diagnosis. Please reply to the e-mail address

Thank you 

Joanne C. Suder BA HT (ASCP)
Practice Manager - Department of Dermatology
University of Pennsylvania Health System
3700 Market St Suite 312
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-374-4410 (pager)
215-349-5509 (fax) 

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