AW: [Histonet] entering multiple specimens
We do it also in this way. One pot is one number. One patient can have
several numbers that are joined together by the laboratory system.
There are patient-ID-numbers and case-numbers, that are created by the
hospital system. The patient-ID identifies the person for his/her life, the
case-number refers to all procedures done with the patient while his/her
stay in the hospital.
We identify the single block with extra letters (a,b,c,..) and "codes".
In this country it is a regular way of organization.
[mailto:email@example.com] Im Auftrag von Marshall
Terry Dr,Consultant Histopathologist
Gesendet: Montag, 06. März 2006 16:09
An: Chaussey, Leslie; Tom McNemar; firstname.lastname@example.org
Betreff: RE: [Histonet] entering multiple specimens
One specimen pot = one histology number here.
Nevertheless, it does not follow that each histology number has its own
report, they can be and are, amalgamated for the report.
It is easier to keep tabs on the workload, costs etc, when you work this
Nobody mentioned one number *per block", so why this is being criticised is
beyond my ken.
Dr Terry L Marshall, B.A.(Law), M.B.,Ch.B.,F.R.C.Path Consultant
Pathologist Rotherham General Hospital South Yorkshire England
From: Chaussey, Leslie [mailto:Lchausse@nmh.org]
Sent: 06 March 2006 14:52
To: Tom McNemar; email@example.com
Subject: RE: [Histonet] entering multiple specimens
I have seen the one specimen-one accession number approach in
dermatopathology labs only.
In all of the routine surgical pathology labs I've worked in, we've
accessioned based on the surgical procedure so multiple specimens are parts
of one accession number.
I have however seen multiple accession numbers used when the patient has had
different procedures in the same day... for example, an upper GI procedure
and they took multiple specimens. Later in the day, the patient had a lower
GI procedure and multiple specimens were received in the lab separately. In
those instances, specimens from the upper procedure had a different
accession number than those from the lower procedure.
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