Re: [Histonet] receiving un-registered specimens

From:"Vicki Gauch"

 We receive specimens that are already registered into the Hospital
System and also ones that need to be registered.  The first set are
easily handled as they are just accessioned into the system and
processed as normal.  The second set are sent down the hall to
registration to receive a medical record and account number and then we
pick the reqs up and bring them back to our lab to be accessioned and
  As for the formalin spill policy, we use Green Z on small spills and
have a procedure for that....large spills we would call our
Environmental Health and Safety Unit to come and clean up the spill and
we have a procedure in place for that.  

Hope that helps,
 Vicki Gauch
 AMCH Pathology
Albany, NY

>>> Amy Self  9/17/2003 9:36:14 AM >>>

	Hi all Netters,

	I was wandering how everyone rec'd specimens in the histology
Are they registered into the hospital system before they are grossed in
are they brought straight to the histo lab, grossed and then
registered.  We
have an on-going problem with specimens that are coming to the
histology lab
before they are getting registered in the hospital system.  This causes
lot of confusion with everyone. 

	Also does anyone have a specific policy for handling formalin
that they could share with me?  We have a general policy for lab spills
I don't think that it is detailed enough for the histology lab.

	Thanks for all the help that you all send out not only to me but
everyone.....Much appreciated.

	Amy Self
	Georgetown Hospital Systems
	843-527-7179 (home)
	843-520-7882 (fax) 

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