RE: [Histonet] specimens from surgery

From:"Tom McNemar"

This is exactly the way we do it only we supply much larger containers all the way up to about 3L.  We rarely get anything fresh (except extremeties, entire bowels, etc. basically any thing that doesen't fit into the largest size container).  We are a dayshift only operation with no evenings or weekends so there's no one here to to put formalin on them after hours.

Tom McNemar, HT(ASCP)
Histology Co-ordinator
Licking Memorial Health Systems
(740) 348-4163
(740) 348-4166

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Weems,
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 11:22 AM
To: Martin, Gary;
Subject: RE: [Histonet] specimens from surgery

We supply the ORs with a variety of formalin filled containers from 120 ml to 170 ml. If the specimen is too large to fit the largest size, it is brought over fresh. 

Joyce Weems
Pathology Manager
Saint Joseph's Hospital 
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
404-851-7376 - Phone
404-851-7831 - Fax

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Martin,
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 11:12 AM
Subject: [Histonet] specimens from surgery

The surgery department we work with is stating that the bags
(manufacturer Bitran) are leaking in the surgery suites and that the
staff cannot deal with the leaks and the smell.  They would like to
deliver all specimens fresh.  

My question is; how are those of you that receive specimens in a
hospital from surgery receiving them.  


Thank you 



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