RE: [Histonet] specimens from surgery

From:"Thomas, Shawna G."

Our surgery department orders their own plastic containers for the
tissues.   We provide a 5 gallon cube of NBF for them to fill the
containers after they obtain the tissue.  They have a dedicated room for
filling and labeling the containers.  They leave the labeled specimen in
the room and a lab assistant retrieves the specimens through out the day
and brings them to histology for accessioning and grossing.  If a
specimen is for frozen or fresh (lymphoma/cultures) someone from the OR
delivers it to histology.

Shawna Baker, MBA, PA(ASCP)
Pathologists' Assistant
AmeriPath Oklahoma 
  @ ISMC Pathology
(405)644-6146 phone
(405)636-7518 fax

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Martin,
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 10:12 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 



Histonet mailing list

This e-mail may contain identifiable health information that is subject to protection under state and federal law. This information is intended to be for the use of the individual named above. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the contents of this information is prohibited and may be punishable by law. If you have received this electronic transmission in error, please notify us immediately by electronic mail (reply).

Histonet mailing list

<< Previous Message | Next Message >>