Re: [Histonet] Frozen Section controls

From:Rene J Buesa

Whenever I got across one inspector demanding unjustified actions, I let the medical director to deal with them, they "talk the same language". Do not lose sleep over this demand, let your pathologist to deal with it. Never heard before.
René J.

--- On Thu, 7/10/08, Sheila Haas  wrote:

From: Sheila Haas 
Subject: [Histonet] Frozen Section controls
Date: Thursday, July 10, 2008, 10:50 AM

Here's a new one on me. At recent inspection I was told we should be running
a frozen section control slide with our metachromatic stain daily. The
inspector was at an off-site facility where we do not have capability of
keeping tissue frozen from one day to next not to mention that the
metachromatic stain is not permanent (he told me we had to hold slides for 2
years). I also explained that our pathologists do indicate acceptability of
stain daily but he said that was not sufficient since the pathologist was
looking at patient tissue instead of control tissue. When I explained issue of
inability to keep tissue frozen (we have numerous off-site locations) he=A0said
to cut an initial, superficial slide of patient tissue to use as control then
proceed with patient frozen section after approval of stain. Any one heard of
this? Seems a bit much to me.
Sheila Haas
Laboratory Supervisor

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