RE: [Histonet] Lost specimens

From:"Marshall Terry Dr, Consultant Histopathologist"

That's one of the easiest questions ever posed here.

I simply say so in the report. If it is possible to give some indication of the likely cause, that is mentioned.
So a report may go something like....
"Regret material did not survive processing - possibly due to its being mucin only."

Dr Terry L Marshall, B.A.(Law), M.B.,Ch.B.,F.R.C.Path
 Consultant Pathologist
 Rotherham General Hospital
 South Yorkshire

-----Original Message-----
From: Mary Bryhan [mailto:mbryhan@NORTHERNHEALTH.ORG]
Sent: 20 October 2004 14:50
Cc: Ellen Clausen-Simon; Shawn Leslie; Lee Anne Whipp
Subject: [Histonet] Lost specimens


Our pathologists have given us the task of benchmarking "lost specimens".  We are trying to find out what other labs do when something does not survive processing.  Any info. would be greatly appreciated.

Mary Bryhan

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