RE: [Histonet] Receiving all placentas

From:"Marshall Terry Dr, Consultant Histopathologist"

Since by implication you do not do this now, I suggest you continue,
rather than pursue this proposed insanity.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Kari
Sent: 04 May 2007 15:51
Subject: [Histonet] Receiving all placentas

Our OB/GYN department is requesting we accession/receive all placentas. 
They want us to continue with the gross and micro for the one that meet
the criteria for examination.  For the normal placentas, they want us to
gross the placenta, take a few sections and store these sections (uncut)
for up to 20 years.

Is there any pathology departments that receive all placentas?  If you
do, do you perform just a gross exam on the normal placentas or do you
perform a gross and micro on all specimens?  
If you receive all placentas, do the insurance companies reimburse for
the normal (the ones that do not meet the CAP guidelines for
examination) placentas?
Please contact me if your hospital does this or something similar with
the placentas.
Thank you,
Kari Breal
Histology Supervisor
Alexian Brothers Medical Center
847-437-5500 ext. 5155
Fax 847-981-2023

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