RE: Control slide retention

From:"Weems, Joyce"

We don't do a control for each case but each batch of stains. We fill
separately and discard after two years, as per CAP guidelines. j

Joyce Weems
Pathology Manager
Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta
404-851-7831 - fax

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Claye Clyatt [] 
Sent:	Wednesday, March 19, 2003 7:34 AM
Subject:	Re: Control slide retention

I would recommend that you retain your control slides for the same length of
time that you keep your patient slides.


Claye Clyatt
Chief Histotechnologist
Department of Pathology 
Room #BF119
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Ga 30912
office   (706) 721-3630
pager  (706) 721-7243-1132

>>> "Johnston, Kathy"  03/18/03 12:33PM >>>
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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