Re: [Histonet] batch controls
We use one control slide for several cases for all our special stains. In our LIS (we use Meditech) we create a QC specimen each working day. These QC specimens are numbered sequentially. For all the control slides that are done on a particular day, they all receive and are labelled with that days number. This QC number is entered into each patients record that had a special stain done that day and becomes part of the final report.
The control slides are handed in to the pathologist along with the case(s). If more than one pathologist has ordered the same stain for that day, the controls are put in a folder labelled Common Controls and put in a central place for each pathologist to look at when they need to.
The control slides are filed numerically in their own file boxes. If anyone needs to see a particular control slide for a case, they look at the patient report, find the QC number, and go to the QC file and pull the appropriate slides.
Hope this is clear
Lee Mayhew MLT
Niagara Health System
St. Catharines, Ontario
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