The process of rejecting a specimen sent for Pathology examination is explained in this policy.
1. A specimen may be rejected by the Pathology assistant or pathologist, due to:
A. Insufficient or no labeling (patient information)
B. Inaccurate information (mislabeling or incorrect spelling)
C. Leaking container
D. No tissue specimen present
E. Part of a series of tissues missing
A. The white copy of the form is returned to the location submitting the specimen (hospital dept or physician office submitting the specimen) along with the specimen and requisition. If it is a Medical Associates (MA) case, send it along with the specimen rejection form to Shari/Marilyn at MA East Lab to be corrected.
B. The yellow copy of the form is retained and kept in an on-site binder.
3. When the rejected specimen is returned write the return date and initial where indicated at the bottom of the yellow form.
i. April 2005 N. Schmitt, J. Ambrosy
December 2010 K. Kalish (Revised: II. 2.,A.-B., 3.)
June 2011 K. Kalish (Revised: II.2.B., 3.)