RE: Transplant Biopsies

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From:"Jennings-Siena, Debbie" <>
To:"'Nocito, Joseph'" <>, "'Histonet'" <>
Date:Wed, 09 Jun 1999 16:40:53 -0500

Hi Joe,
Yes, we provide 24/7 coverage for transplant biopsies and also for the
cytologies that go along with transplant patients.  I have two techs who are
on call after hours, on weekends and on holidays.  I will have to say that
they are not called back very often, because of the pathologists who help
keep things in check.  Hope everything is going well. 
Debbie J. Siena, HT(ASCP)QIHC
Baylor University Medical Center
3500 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, Texas 
214/820-2465 VM
214/820-4110 Fax

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Nocito, Joseph []
> Sent:	Wednesday, June 09, 1999 1:33 PM
> To:	'Histonet'
> Subject:	Transplant Biopsies
> Once again, I appeal to great experience and knowledge of yoou people.  A
> couple of weeks ago, I asked about transplant biopsy processing (the
> response was great)  Back on the same subject.  How many of you that are
> working in a transplant center have coverage 24 hours, 7 days a week.  My
> pathologists and I are engaging in a discussion about this. My previous
> experience at a military hopsital was that renal and liver transplant
> patients rejected their organs after 5:00 PM and on weekends.  I explained
> that to the pathologists, but they seem unconvinced.  I have a plan of
> attack in hand, but I am not convinced that the pathologists are ready for
> transplant pathology.  Does anyone provide 24/7 coverage?  Again, I thank
> you in advance.
> Joe Nocito, B.S., HT(ASCP)QIHC
> Histology Supervisor
> Christus Santa Rosa Hospitals
> San Antonio, Texas 

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