RE: [Histonet] Saving Levels

From:"Weems, Joyce"

We cut 10 slides on "diagnostic" biopsies - livers, lungs, etc that are CT guided. We do H&E on #5 - then the pathologists can choose additional H&Es, specials, or immunos as necessary.  We also cut 3 extras on prostates for immunos if necessary.  With the price of charged slides it takes gritted teeth to do this and discard slides, but we do want to save all the tissue we can for diagnosis. Sometimes we have more antibodies than extra slides and have to cut additional tissue.  Cheers! j:>) Joyce WeemsSaint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta________________________________From: on behalf of Cindy DuBoisSent: Sat 6/26/2004 2:27 PMTo: histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.eduSubject: [Histonet] Saving Levels> Message: 1> Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 15:28:05 -0700> From: Patti Loykasek > Subject: Re: [Histonet] levels on biopsies> To: histonet > Message-ID: > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII">> Is there anyone out there who keeps unstain slides from each level? Just in> case you cut through an area of interest and need to do some more studies.> This is how I was trained, but that was long ago & far away!>> Patti Loykasek> PhenoPath Laboratories> Seattle, WA>>______________Our lab will cut "Spares" if they are requested.  What we do is cut 1 level,then 3-4 spares and then another level.  The spares we cut are saved for 3-4days.  If no other requests are made for them  one is stained H & E and theothers disposed of.  Sometimes it seems such a waste of slides since weusually end up throwing away about a dozen slides a week, but for patientcare it acts as insurance.Cindy DuBois, HT ASCPDelta PathologyStockton CA_______________________________________________Histonet mailing listHistonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu Notice ** The information contained in this message may be privileged and is confidential information intended for the use of the addressee listed above. If you are neither the intended recipient nor the employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the message and deleting it from your computer.Thank you. Saint Josephs Health System, Inc.

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