RE: [PHISH] FW: [Histonet] timer calibration

From:"Mickie Johnson"

Hi Everyone,

I have been reading the correspondence about timers for a few days. It never
ceases to amaze me how a bureaucracy can create rules that have to real
merit, requiring everyone to jump through hoops, (occasionally burning
hoops!) to no real purpose. After 35 years, I still have yet to see (even
with IHC stains) how a 'certified' timer adds anything at all to the
accuracy of a stain. Isn't it the training and experience of the
histotechnologist that determines how useful and readable a special stain
is? Lee Luna, Desna Sheehan and a few others would turn over in their

Now that I have let off steam about this, I hope everyone has a great

By the way, if there are any techs out their who would like to learn how fun
Mohs histology is, let me know. I have doctors looking for qualified people.


Mickie Johnson, B.S., HTL(ASCP)
Mohs Histology Consulting Services, LLC
  & Mohs Lab Staffing
2507 S. Manito Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99203
Web: & 
-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Richard Yeo
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2007 5:54 AM
Subject: [PHISH] FW: [Histonet] timer calibration

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Yeo 
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2007 8:51 AM
To: ''
Subject: FW: [Histonet] timer calibration

Just buy the certified timers from Thermo/Fisher. They are certified for
two years. When they expire toss them and buy new ones. We have been
doing this for quite some time and have never been dinged by CAP.
Cat. # 14-649-17 $25.56 each. 

Richard E Yeo
Histology Supervisor
Wooster Community Hospital
Wooster Ohio

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Margiotta, Michele
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 3:42 PM
Subject: [Histonet] timer calibration

Hi All,

Does anyone have a procedure for calibrating timers? We just had an
inspection and got cited because our timers were not calibrated.  Any
info would be appreciated!


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