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All the histonetters that work in a hospital lab setting, I have a question 
about how many techs are employed in relation to your workload.    I work in 
a hospital lab that has approximately 20,000 cases a year. We average about 
70-85 biopsy blocks a day and roughly 180-200 surgical blocks.  We are 
responsible for accessioning specimens, logging the specimens, cleaning up in 
our grossing room after the resident pathologists, processing, embedding, 
cutting, routine staining,manual coverslipping,  special staining and 
automated immuno staining(which we rotate a week at a time 1 person on 
specials, 1 person on immunos), preparing cell blocks,  all filing of blocks 
and slides, and also packing and mailing out  all consult cases.  We have 5 
general techs and 1 head tech, who is responsible for all ordering and QA/QC 
paperwork and also does bench work.    How does this compare to  your 
labs????  Thanks

Jennifer Macias HT
Forum Health
Western Reserve Care System
Youngstown, Ohio

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