Educational content about the well-defined, optimized process to ensure a pathology lab’s efficient, safe, and consistent handling of histology tissue samples.
60 Minutes: 20 Histology Tips
Clifford Chapman, HTL(ASCP), QIHC (ASCP)
When was the last time that your pathologist brought you a slide of decalcified bone, and said it was the best she ever saw? Ever wonder why your PAS stain is not staining the basement membrane the way it should? These questions and 18 others will be discussed...
Why are Automation & Innovation Critical to the Histology Lab?
William N. DeSalvo III, BS HTL(ASCP)
There has always been pressure on the Histology Lab to do more with less money, less people and less time. Automation in Histology has somewhat stalled over the past few years and is difficult to implement. Automation is only a multi-disciplinary process to...
The Cost of Reprocessing
Herbert Skip Brown, M. Div., HT(ASCP), Director of Education & Training, Lab Management Consultants
One of the most fundamentally critical elements of diagnostic histopathology is first the ability to suspend all cellular activity in tissue and prevent degradation, and secondly to process that specimen in a manner that facilitates subsequent steps such as...
Grossing - New Initiative for a New Generation
Due to decrease on healthcare reimbursement and the rising cost of medical supplies and tests, this large metropolitan pediatric healthcare facility had to re-evaluate their resources and make their processes more efficient.
Benefits of Implementing a Specimen Tracking System (STS) in Anatomic Pathology
Shanna Pollock, MSB, HTL (ASCP) QIHC, PA.
Anatomic pathology has historically relied on manual systems of tracking and data collection. While many laboratory information systems (LIS) provide rudimentary data on cases, tissue blocks and slides, they fail to report data in such a way as to be useful in real-time decision making.