Re: [Histonet] Missing specimens

From:Bill Blank

We do the following:

1. Have 3 observers confirm the specimen is missing and a statement 
of this made in the gross description. The fluid may be filtered and 

2. Call the hospital and surgeon and discuss the specimen. Could it 
have ended up in another patient's jar? etc

3. Put out a report stating the results of these efforts. Dx= No 
specimen received...

4. Mark the case to be discussed in our QA/QC and surgery meeting.


At 8:56 AM -0500 3/30/04, Featherstone, Annette wrote:
>I would like to know what procedures are being done for specimens that are
>missing. (say no specimen in container). How is everyone handling the
>situation and what exact steps are taken at the time of discovery up until
>writing the report. Thanks much.

Bill Blank, MD
Heartland Lab, Inc

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