I think the best way to do this is to have the pathologist dictate it in
each report. "Eleven H&E and three IHC-stained slides were prepared and
examined in rendering the diagnosis of this case." ...or something. It lets
everyone know what the pathologist actually looked at.
On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 7:41 AM, Joyce Cline wrote:
> How do you handle the question "Is the identity of every specimen
> maintained through each step of processing and slide preparation?
> NOTE: An unambiguous system of specimen identification coupled with a
> legible, sequential cassette and slide labeling system that withstands
> reagents and stains are essential to fulfill this requirement. The
> number of blocks processed and the number of slides for each case must
> be recorded.
> The bolded statement is what I am curious about. Does everyone use their
> computer system to keep track of the amount of cassettes and slides? Is
> anyone interfaced between the computer system with their cassette and
> slide printers?
> We have our embedding sheets with the block counts, but I have never
> kept track of each case slide count. Totals for cases, slides and blocks
> every month is done along with specials. Do you go back in an add
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