RE: [Histonet] Same Day Breast Biopsy Results

From:"Jasper, Thomas G."


I concur with all the responses you've received, of note is the litigation risk.  It is unfortunate that potential lawsuits and the financial jolt that goes along with them must be leveraged for an obvious lack of common sense.  I would ask your surgeon "friend" what Hippocrates position might be?  It seems he has a hard time understanding what's in the patient's best interest.
It's a shame that this guy's arrogance is causing so much trouble.  Not knowing this surgeon personally I only base my comments on the fact that you've had multiple run-ins with him.  The sooner he learns that you work together as a team, the better for all parties involved, most importantly the patient.
Good luck!

Thomas Jasper
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor
SMDC Clinical Laboratory
Duluth, MN

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Subject: [Histonet] Same Day Breast Biopsy Results


I need information on providing same day results on breast biopsy 
specimens. Is anyone out there doing this???

We have a surgeon on staff at our institution that is demanding same day 
rush breast biopsy results. We often rush other types of biopsies and 
provide same day results, but for obvious reasons (fatty, Her2 fixation, 
etc.) we do not provide this service for breast tissue. I do provide first 
am results. He has insisted that other institutions are providing same day 
breast results and is not happy with waiting till 8 am the next morning. I 
called other labs in our area and they are not doing same day breast 
results for the same reasons we are not. 

Can anyone help me with this? Your help is greatly appreciated!

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