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
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. MUCH TO
THE DISLIKING OF HISTOTECH"S.
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
Tele: (925) 788-0900
--- Rene J Buesa wrote:
> For a laboratory I used to manage with quite
> similar annual workload we had the following
> 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
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