Re: Fw: Placentae

We only get the ones with irregularities, no prenatal care, high risk and C-sections.  This works out to about 25% of the deliveries.  However, our pathologists would like to get them all.  Just as we no longer exempt tonsils, moles etc., it is primarily to protect the hospital, OB/gyn et al.  Lack of placental examination leaves an opening for litigation when suit is brought on behalf of a child demonstrating significant developmental delays, but with an unremarkable birth record.  

Michaelle Hohmann, BA HT(ASCP)QIHC
Director of Operations
Histology Technical Service
San Antonio, TX

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