RE: Transplant Biopsies

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From:"Bill Sinai (Anatomical Pathology)" <>
To:"Kellar, Eric" <>,
Date:Thu, 10 Jun 1999 12:34:38 +0000 (+1000EST)
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We like you have supplied a service for the Renal Unit since 1984.  
This has always been a 24hour 365day a year service.  

Initially we only processed Transplant specimens (Renal and Pancreas 
and the occasional Liver) by a rapid microwave process.  There were 
approximately 5-6 per week.  Now all renal biopsies (both diagnostic 
and transplant are processed with a maximum 4hours turn around) 
between 0730 to 1700.  Then the on-call staff handle them, again with 
a maximum 4 hour turn around from receipt of specimen to diagnosis.

We now process on average between 15-20 per week, the bulk of which 
are performed during the above laboratory hours.  Our on-call staff 
would only get called about once a month on average outside these 

Bill Sinai
Department Manager
Tissue Pathology
ICPMR Westmead Hospital 
Phone 61+2+9845 7774  Fax 61+2+9687 2330

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