Re: Calling of Critical Results on Tissues
Your laboratory is almost identical to ours in all
# 1 Our pathologists usually make the call as to whether a
case needs to be phoned, even if it has arrived marked urgent. They then
either phone and Fax the result. As all material goes through the
laboratory within twenty four hours following arrival in the department we
rarely have anything which gets our RED cassette treatment unless it is
specifically concerned with further surgical procedures or
# 2 For the last 10 years we have set our TAT at three
days for surgical specimens and this includes any review cases. We monitor
this by printing TAT for each client and each pathologist monthly and
distributing these results to the pathologists.
P.O. Box 533
Wentworthville NSW 2145
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Sent: Friday, May 03, 2002 6:01 AM
Subject: Calling of Critical Results on
I have been asked to question other hospitals (after a Q-Probe Study for
AP)--we are a hospital/academic/clinic histo lab that has a large "out reach"
to small clinics and other hospitals. We have approximately 25,000 surgical
specimens a year, 7 surgical path pathologists that also teach and do
research, 5 residents, 2 fellows, 56 autopsies. Are you a similar
institution that has a #1"mechanism for calling critical results or
#2- setting specific TAT goals for surgical path?"
Would appreciate ANY response.
Nita Searcy, HT/HTL (ASCP)
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