Re: AW: [Histonet] H&E quality check

From:Jon Google

If it is all about time, the pathologist's time is more important.  If it takes them longer to read the slide because of cutting artifact, then that is more of a waste.  The lab should take the time to turn out a high quality slide, and ensure the ongoing quality throughout the day. Quicker screening and easier screening by the pathologists will lead to better TAT and less misdiagnosis.

--- On Tue, 7/8/08, Gudrun Lang  wrote:

From: Gudrun Lang 
Subject: AW: [Histonet] H&E quality check
Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2008, 3:01 PM

I am with Renč. The slides rejected are for our lab 0,001 slides of all cut
slides per year. The additional time for those few slides is acceptable. The
only cause to reject a slide is the impossibility to read it correctly, or
if the orientation of the tissue is false.
By the way. I like to check the HE stain without the microscope. If it is
too blue or too red, you see it from a distance. ;)

Gudrun Lang
Biomed. Analytikerin
Akh Linz
Krankenhausstr. 9
4020 Linz

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
[] Im Auftrag von Rene J
Gesendet: Dienstag, 08. Juli 2008 13:47
An:; Angela Bitting
Cc: histonet;
Betreff: Re: [Histonet] H&E quality check

If you get to a percentage, then you will waste your whole day doing that.
What I used to do is to let the pathologists reject the slides, then I
reviewed them, found out who cut them, discuss the issue, fill the QA and
retrain the HT who did the bad slide.Any other approach will be a total loss
of precious time.Don't even think if giving a form to the pathologists to
fill out the problem they found, they are not going to do it, and if they
do, they will be wasting their time. That is the supervisor's task, the PT
task is to reject, the supervisor's task is to prevent the problem from
occurring again.
René J.

--- On Mon, 7/7/08, Angela Bitting  wrote:


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