Re: Surgical Pathology review

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From:Tim Morken <>
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I've seen labs do reviews of a random sampling of 5 to 10 percent of cases. 
I would think that 5 percent would be fine if it is a truly random sample. 
If a lab is small and so doing fewer cases you may want to go for the 10 
percent range.

We would also do occasiona 'special' reviews of certain types of cases. For 
instance, if we wanted to see if our reporting on breast tumors was 
consistent amoung pathologists we would pull all such cases for the last two 
months and review them.

Tim Morken, B.A., EMT(MSA), HTL(ASCP)
Infectious Disease Pathology
Centers for Disease Control
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Atlanta, GA 30333


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From: "Carson, Karla" <>
To: 'Histonet' <>
Subject: Surgical Pathology review
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2000 13:35:23 -0800

Is there a standard percent for review of surgical pathology cases?  I know
cytology has 10% of normals reviewed.  I am not clear if  there is a
recommended percent for surgical pathology.

Karla Carson HT/HTL (ASCP)
Regional Pathology Supervisor
Mercy Health Care Sacramento
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