RE: [Histonet] DiffQuik Question again

From:"Richard Cartun"

Dear Juan:

Do all these patients get billed for the Giemsa histochemical stain?

Richard

Richard W. Cartun, Ph.D.
Director, Immunopathology & Histology
Assistant Director, Anatomic Pathology
Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT  06102
(860) 545-1596
(860) 545-0174 Fax

>>> "GUTIERREZ, JUAN"  11/09/04
01:29PM >>>
We do a Giemsa on all gastric bx. And never get questioned.  The
pathologist does not have to review the H&E before it's done.  We
usually turn it in with the H&E.

Juan C. Gutierrez, HT(ASCP)
Histology Laboratory Supervisor
(210)704-2533

My opinions are my own and do not reflect those of my employer.  Long
live free speech!


-----Original Message-----
From: Patterson, Pat [mailto:PatPatterson@mhd.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 10:01 AM
To: 'histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu' 
Subject: [Histonet] DiffQuik Question again


Hi all -
Thanks for response previously for request for DiffQuik stain
protocols.

I'm trying to get a sense from all about prodecure/policy -- do the
clinical
sites routinely perform a DiffQuik on all Gastric Bxs?
Or do your Pathologists order after initial review of H&E?  And if done
on
all Bxs - have there been any questions from your Billing offices
about
necessity?

Thanks for any information.

Pat Patterson
Methodist Dallas Medical Center

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