[Histonet] Number of Blocks Submitted by PA

From:"Smith Wanda"

Good Morning Histonetters,
I have a question for you this morning...Are there written standards or "Rules of Thumb" regarding number of blocks that should be submitted on certain tissues?  The reason I ask is, "it seems to me"  that sometimes the PA submits an extreme number of blocks on some specimens that could be accomplished with less.  I'm not advocating cutting corners or not performing good medical practice, I just need to know.  An example would be a uterus w/ fibroids, tubes and ovaries which we have gotten up to 24 blocks on.  I'm not a PA, but it's interesting to me that when the Pathologist cut, we get alot less blocks.
Please advise.

> Wanda G. Smith,  HTL/HT(ASCP)
> Pathology Supervisor
> Trident Medical Center Laboratory Services
> *9330 Medical Plaza Drive, Charleston, SC 29406
> *843-797-4586 *fax 843-797-4296
> *wanda.smith@hcahealthcare.com
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