RE: [Histonet] Logging in same type specimens consecutively

From:"Horn, Hazel V"

I don't understand why it is considered poor practice to accession like
specimens.  Every part of the clinical lab does this every day.   We get
so many biopsies of the same kind we cannot accession them without
accessioning them consecutively.

Hazel Horn
Hazel Horn, HT/HTL (ASCP)
Supervisor of Histology
Arkansas Children's Hospital
800 Marshall    Slot 820
Little Rock, AR   72202

phone   501.364.4240
fax        501.364.3155

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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Della
Speranza, Vinnie
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2008 10:20 AM
To: 'Barbara Rouse'; Histonet
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Logging in same type specimens consecutively

The practice you are describing is recommended in the AP Quality
Assurance Manual published by the CAP. It is considered poor practice to
accession like specimens from different patients consecutively.

The reference is
Nakhleh RE, Fitzgibbons PL. Quality improvement manual in anatomic
pathology, second edition. Northfield, IL: CAP; 2002

I am not aware that this is a checklist item in the accreditation
requirements for AP

Vinnie Della Speranza
Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services
165 Ashley Avenue  Suite 309
Charleston, South Carolina 29425
Tel: (843) 792-6353
Fax: (843) 792-8974

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Barbara
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 8:41 PM
To: Histonet
Subject: [Histonet] Logging in same type specimens consecutively

Does anyone know of a regulation by CAP that states that same type
specimens should not be logged in consecutively?  Thanks

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