RE: Control slide retention

From:"Gamble,Marilyn S"

Slides are kept for 10 years.  That would include your stained controls that go with the cases.

Marilyn Gamble 
Quality Assurance Coordinator, Cellular Pathology
Regional Reference Laboratory, Sherman Way
(818) 503-7029, tieline 397


-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Gill []
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 10:02 AM
To: 'Morken, Tim'; 'Johnston, Kathy'; Histonet (E-mail)
Subject: RE: Control slide retention

CAP Minimum Guidelines for the Retention of Laboratory Records and Materials:
Gary Gill

-----Original Message-----
From: Morken, Tim []
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 12:41 PM
To: 'Johnston, Kathy'; Histonet (E-mail)
Subject: RE: Control slide retention

I seem to remember that QA logs have to be kept for two years. 
Tim Morken


-----Original Message-----
From: Johnston, Kathy [] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 12:33 PM
To: Histonet (E-mail)
Subject: Control slide retention

We are trying to make sure we are meeting the CAP guidelines for control slide retention.  I have checked the CAP guidelines, and there is really no where (that I can find anyway!), that specifically states the retention of control slides.
What is everyone out in histoland doing with their control slides and QC logs for routine H&E's and special stain controls?
Thanks for the info!
Kathy Johnston 
Tech II - Special Stains 
Anatomic Pathology - Foothills Medical Center 
Calgary Laboratory Services 
Ph - 403-944-4760 
Fax - 403-270-4093 

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