I found this at CAP.......
ANP.21100 Phase II N/A YES NO
Are blocks identified adequately?
NOTE: Each block of tissue must be identified by the entire accession
number assigned to the case and by any descriptive letter(s)/number(s)
added by the prosector during the dissection. If additional blocks are
prepared later, all lists and logs must reflect these additions.
Identification number and letter(s)/numbers(s) must be affixed to all
blocks in a manner that remains legible.
ANP.21150 Phase II N/A YES NO
Are slides identified permanently with adequate, legible information?
NOTE: Each slide must be identified by the entire accession number and
descriptive letters unique to the block from which it is cut. Other
appropriate identifiers should be included as applicable (e.g., levels
of sectioning). Automated prelabeling systems are acceptable.
Regardless of whether the identifying information is on the slide or on
a label, the information must be indelible, legible and able to
withstand all stages of processing and conditions of storage.
The laboratory director is responsible for ensuring that slides are
adequately, permanently identified.
REFERENCE: O'Briain DS, et al. Sorting out mix-ups. The provenance of
tissue sections may be confirmed by PCR using microsatellite markers. Am
J Clin Pathol. 1996;106:758-764.
Infectious Diseases Pathology Branch
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Pardue,
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 6:03 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Slide labeling
Our Path lab is changing over to Co-Path, and we were told our slides
had to have two patient identifiers. We only put the surgical number on
our slides and have not seen any slides from other labs with more than
one identifier. Is this is a CAP requirement.
Memorial Health Care System
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