RE: [Histonet] Re:Gloves ..... a question[Scanned]

From:"Robyn Vazquez"

The pathologist needs to be confident in their histotech to make sure that it is the correct patient, but still have a mirror handy just in case one slips by the histo crew.  Generally there is more than one tech and you should all watch out for each other and make sure everything is in order before it even gets to the doc.

Just my humble opinion

>>> Kemlo Rogerson  03/24/05 5:50 AM >>>
But surely you should write on the frosted end pointing south, so you don't
contaminate the slide and then label on the other end? That way you can be
sure that the writing 'down south' matches the label 'up north' (or is it
the other way round)? If you stuck the label over the writing then how can
the Pathologist be sure it is the correct slide? Using a mirror or X-Ray

Kemlo Rogerson
Cellular Pathology Manager
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
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-----Original Message-----
From: Marshall Terry Dr,Consultant Histopathologist
Sent: 24 March 2005 12:22
To: Katri Tuomala; John Kiernan; Histonet
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Re:Gloves ..... a question[Scanned]

Yes - I'm sure that is the reason. Otherwise, it would make more sense to do
it upside down. Of course since there are usually 2 labelling events, pencil
then paper label, there is no reason why the first shouldn't be upside down
and the second, done on the stained and coverslipped slide, the right way up
(for storage).
How do you cope with reading labels if your slides are stored with upside
down writing John?
Or is upside-down reading just another skill you have?

Dr Terry L Marshall, B.A.(Law), M.B.,Ch.B.,F.R.C.Path
 Consultant Pathologist
 Rotherham General Hospital
 South Yorkshire

-----Original Message-----
From: Katri Tuomala [] 
Sent: 24 March 2005 01:16
To: John Kiernan; Histonet
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Re:Gloves ..... a question

We write the numbers  with the frosted end pointing north, since that's the 
way we file them standing up, the number easily to be read...

Katri Tuomala
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Kiernan" 
To: "Histonet" 
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 5:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Re:Gloves ..... a question

> "Marshall Terry Dr, Consultant Histopathologist" wrote:
>> ... Slides are invariably labelled with the writing right
>> way up, frosted end pointing North. This means the fingers
>> and heel of the hand rest on the slide. That is the
>> source of the squames.
> Now that's interesting. I've only ever written
> on the frosted end with the section end pointing
> north. Why would anyone want to do it the other
> way round?
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> John A. Kiernan
> Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
> The University of Western Ontario
> London,   Canada   N6A 5C1
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