RE: Block submission guidelines...


I have never seen any government guidance about this.  It is normally left to the pathologist to practice medicine the way he wants.  I know that there are informal guidelines involving specific specimens that are research paper driven and there are recommended guidelines in Ackermans' Surgical Pathology.

Charles R. Embrey Jr. PA(AAPA), HT(ASCP)
Histology Manager
Carle Clinic, Urbana Illinois 

-----Original Message-----
From: Nita Searcy [mailto:NSEARCY@SWMAIL.SW.ORG]
Sent: Monday, November 11, 2002 10:18 AM
Subject: Re: Block submission guidelines...

I am also seeking such criteria- please share with me also.
Nita Searcy, HT/HTL (ASCP)
Scott and White Hospital
Division Manager, Anatomic Pathology

>>> Tom McNemar <> 11/11/02 09:15AM >>>

Hello all,

Is anyone aware of any national guidelines for the number of blocks to be submitted by pathologists on surgical specimens?  If so, can you point me in that direction?


Tom Mc Nemar HT(ASCP)
Histology Supervisor
Licking Memorial Hospital
Newark, Ohio

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