[Histonet] RE: Labeling cassettes

From:"Mahoney,Janice A"

I would strongly caution you not to pre-label your cassettes in big batches.  You will be starting a process that will produce more errors than you can believe.  "I'm a believer" in single piece flow.  One at a time will greatly reduce numbering errors.
Omaha, NE

From: histonet-bounces@lists.utsouthwestern.edu [histonet-bounces@lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Martin, Gary [gmartin@marshallmedical.org]
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 2:47 PM
To: histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] Labeling cassettes

Our Pathologist presently label the cassettes at the time of grossing.
We have decided it would be better for the someone else to do that task.
We have a very small grossing area, and we will be labeling by hand.  I
am looking to the group for ideas concerning;

                1) When are cassettes labeled ... when the specimens are
stocked or at accessioning ...

                2) How are the cassettes stored before the days grossing
take place.  Remembering we have a small area ... the table will need to
be clear for frozen sections, etc.

                3)  Is there a resource for typical number of cassettes
for particular specimens.  The pathologists are having difficulty
agreeing on that issue.

Thanks as always


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