RE: Frozen turnaround time

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From:"Horn, Hazel" <>
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We do track FS TAT.    But, the pathologist logs all of the information,
i.e. time received, pt. name,
time completed.   We do this 1 month out of every quarter.
Hazel Horn 
Histology Supervisor
Arkansas Children's Hospital

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> Sent:	Friday, March 31, 2000 06:08 AM
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> Subject:	Frozen turnaround time
> I am interested in how different labs track the frozen turnaround time. 
> Currently we have a log sheet in the frozen area, the OR nurse that brings
> the specimen in is the one that logs the specimen, pt info and arrival
> time. 
> The pathologist then fills in the diagnosis, completed time and initials.
> CAP 
> says that 90% of frozens should have a turnaround of 20 min or less. How
> are 
> other labs tracking this? Are other labs tracking every frozen or just 
> periodically?
> Thank you for your input,
> Sandi McCollum
> Histology Supervisor
> All Saints Hospital
> Ft. Worth, TX

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