Medical Devices

From:"Barnhart, Tammy" <>

I was wondering how other labs handle medical devices sent from surgery.  We
have had a policy not to receive these devices because we don't really know
the condition they were in when they were removed form the patient.  We have
felt the op report was a better way to document the removal and condition of
these devices.  However, we are curious about the standard of practice in
other labs.  Any and all replies would be welcome!

Tammy Barnhart, BS, HTL (ASCP)
Supervisor, Anatomic Pathology Department
St. Alexius Medical Center
Bismarck, ND

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