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From:Robin K Ryan <> (by way of histonet)
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Hi Don,

At our institution the pathologists do all of the "grossing".  There are
five histotechnologist and two pathologists.  Several of us have experience
in grossing but they prefer to do it themselves, although, if a biopsy
comes in (endo., cx. bx., liver, etc.) we do put the gross description on
the surgical requisition, place the tissue in the cassette and process it
rather than holding it until the next day.  The pathologists do their gross
description based on what we write on the requisition and what they see on
the slides.  The only experience we have is what some other trained person
taught us-no formal schooling for grossing.  Hope this helps.

Kaye Ryan

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