Re: Sp.St. Format

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From:Terry J Mattoon <>

Be glad to help out, we have been CAP Inspected for a number of years and
Histology has always passed with flying colors!  Send me your fax # and
I'll fax you some of our proceedures.  Let's see if your lab director
goes along with those.  Maybe others would send you some of their
procedures so you could compare and pick the ones you liked best.  Just a

Terry Mattoon
VA Med Ctr  #113
White River Jct., VT 05001
(802)296-5193  (direct to the lab secretary) 

On Tue, 13 Jun 2000 11:05:22 -0500 (CDT) "Stace. Burton"
<> writes:
> Histotechs
> I'm trying to start up a lab here in this hospital.  My lab 
> director, a MT, 
> wants all of my procedures to be in NCCLS format because our lab is 
> inspected through CAP.  This is fine because the school/hospital I 
> was 
> trained @ had the same policies.  So I basically followed their 
> procedures, 
> same format & all, and made my special stain book.
> Well, my lab dir. gave my the NCCLS book and told me that is wasn't 
> in there 
> format enough to pass.  She said I need more Quality Control.
> Does anyone else out there go by CAP, NCCLS format? If so please 
> contact me, 
> if you have any input because this is driving me crazy trying come 
> up with 
> something else to put into a procedure.
> Thanks-
> Stacey Burton
> Conway Regional Medical Center
> Conway AR
> (501) 450-2184
> (501) 450-2188
> <>
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