The "Rush" or "Same-day" biopsy runs are the 10 am, 12 pm, and 2 pm biopsy runs. These specimens are usually grossed by the PAs or techs. These have no specific clinical urgency, however, they are small enough to be processed same-day.
Conversely, a case that is requested as "Rush" or "Priority" by the clinician, surgeon, or attending pathologist is a case OF ANY SIZE that has clinical urgency and needs expedited processing. These can be biopsies, routines, bigs, or fat cases.
If a case is requested as "Rush" or "Priority" by the clinician, surgeon, or attending pathologist, please do the following:
- Use the red "PRIORITY" stamp at the front desk to stamp the requisition.
- Designate in Vantage that this case is for rush processing.
- When you are done grossing the case, notify the front desk and give them the requisition. They will print out a working draft, stamp it "PRIORITY" and flag it with a colored sticky-tab.
- Histology will notify the resident/fellow/attending once the case is delivered to their box for review.