RE: [Histonet] delivery time of last tray of H&E

From:"Douglas D Deltour"

I don't get it either. We have a little histo pixies that comes in while we
sleep and the slides magically appear on the pathologist desk in the
morning. :)

Douglas D. Deltour HT(ASCP)
Histology Supervisor
Professional Pathology Services, PC
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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Marshall
Terry Dr,Consultant Histopathologist
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2007 12:28 PM
To: Akemi Allison-Tacha; Rene J Buesa; Galiotto, Laura;
Subject: RE: [Histonet] delivery time of last tray of H&E

This is all bloody unbelievable.  Don't any of you sleep?
What is the point of working at night?


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Akemi
Sent: 22 March 2007 17:25
To: Rene J Buesa; Galiotto, Laura;
Subject: Re: [Histonet] delivery time of last tray of H&E

René--That was similar to the protocol I followed in the old days before
24/6 .  We provided rush's 1st, followed by bx's by 8AM, we did however,
provide special stains and recuts and IHC's by 2-3 PM, depending if it
wasn't a lengthy procedure.  

If you have off site facilities to provide for, that is a different
situation.  You have to work around courier sheduals for delivering to off
site facilities.  Everyone needs their slides and time is money!!

With the new microwave processing technology that is now in use, there has
been a shift to having the majority of staff starting at 10 PM at night.

The day shift is minimum.  IHC is done during the day shift, after the
pathologist has determined to do so. 
In most situations, a battery of IHC's tests are pre-set, as well as with
special stains.

Akemi Allison-Tacha BS, HT (ASCP) HTL
Phoenix Lab Consulting & Staffing
Specializing in Histology, SS, IHC, & Microarray Madison, WI
Tele: 	(925) 788-0900

--- Rene J Buesa  wrote:

> Laura:
>   For a laboratory I used to manage with quite similar annual workload 
> we had the following
> schedule:
>   1- last tissue accepted at 7:00 PM;
>   2- two VIPs atarting with delay to be finished at 4:00 AM next day;
>   3- Rushes ready for the pathologists at 8:00 AM next day;
>   4-All slides ready, the latest, at 1:00 PM.
>   5- All IHC ready by 2 PM
>   6- all HC ready by noon.
>   René J.
> "Galiotto, Laura"  wrote:
>   Hello Fellow Histo Tech's,
> Will anyone be willing to share the delivery time of the last tray of 
> H&E for the days workload to the pathologist reading them?
> What is your cutoff time for specimen acceptance?
> What is your annual case workload?
> I am trying to improve the TAT from specimen gross to the H&E 
> delivered to the pathologist. Unless we change the cutoff time I can 
> not see how I can do this? Any suggestions?
> We process 22,000 cases a year an average of 280 blks a day consisting 
> of types of tissue.
> Please Help
> Laura
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