[Histonet] RE: large specimen cut off times

From:"Renko, Heather D."

Hello fellow histo netters,

If any of you have a specific policy for cut off times for specimens (i.e. large mainly, colon etc.)in your department, can you please respond to me personally.  I am developing a policy and would like to know what the standards in the group are-I have my pre conceived thoughts of what should be the times but, I would really like to get an idea of what other =66acilities do.  My processor begins its cycle at 3:30pm each day with three changes of formalin and goes into the first alcohol(70%) at 7pm each night.  

Thank you in advance.

Heather D. Renko, Histology Coordinator
OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center
5666 East State Street
Rockford, Illinois 61108
Direct: 815-395-5410

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