Re: [Histonet] prostate needle biopsies

From:"Joe Nocito"

we usually get one, maybe two cores per container, but we get anywhere from
8 to 16 containers per case. We cut 3 levels, on 3 slides with 3 sections
per slide.  we cut 4 unstained between level 2 and 3 for ihc. Yes, we do
have a lot of slides wasted also.  However, since we have a histology
program at the community college here, we usually give the school an slides
that we would throw away (of course we are in accordance with all the rules
and regulations with CAP and CLIA).

Joe Nocito BS, HT (ASCP) QIHC
Histology Manager
Pathology Reference Lab
San Antonio, Texas
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jennifer Englin" 
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2003 11:09 AM
Subject: [Histonet] prostate needle biopsies

We usually receive our needle biopsies in  2 contaners, right and left.  I
was wondering how many cassettes they are submitted in.  For example 2
needles per cassette, five per cassette, etc...   Also for those of you
taking sections for possible IP's.  We routinely cut five levels, 1,3,&5 for
H&E and 2 & 4 for IP's.  Do some of you cut seven???
Any help would be appreciated.

Jennifer Englin, HT(ASCP),PA
Rice Memorial Hospital
Willmar, MN

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