RE: [Histonet] Techs on Renal Biopsies

From:"Flores, Teresa"

Linda, so your techs actually have time to go to the patient bedside, to
assist the doctor performing a biopsy, to see if the biopsy is adequate,
sufficient glomerulus's, or are you speaking about technical work performed
by the Histotechnologist.
It really amazes me that given the shortage of Histotechnologist, this is
Teresa Flores
New Orleans, LA  

-----Original Message-----
From: Sebree Linda A. [] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 9:31 AM
To: Vicki Gauch;
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Techs on Renal Biopsies

Hi Vicki,

We have a renal lab staffed by a histologist that only does this type of
work.  She uses  hisotechs from the surgical pathology lab as back-ups when
she's busy or absent.  They (surg. path. techs) train extensively with the
renal histotech to be able to function as back-ups.

Linda A. Sebree
University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
IHC/ISH Clinical & Research Laboratory
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792
FAX:  (608)262-7174

-----Original Message-----
From: Vicki Gauch []
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 8:55 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Techs on Renal Biopsies

I was just wondering how you all handle renal biopsy cases. Do your
histotechs go on the biopsies to identify glomeruli, adequacy of
tissue,and divide tissue for routine histology, immunofluorescence and
electron microscopy studies, etc. or, if not the techs, who handles that
in your institution?
Thanks in advance for your help,

Vicki Gauch
Albany, NY

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