Workflow Productivity and Sample Security in the Pathology Laboratory


Title: Workflow Productivity and Sample Security in the Pathology Laboratory

Date: October 26, 2022

Time: 1 p.m. ET

Presenters: Denise Pernal and Elizabeth “Buffy” Pancake

Optimizing Your Sample Identification Process

Pathology laboratories require reliable specimen identification throughout the processing of patient samples. Poor or missing identification or non-standard handling can lead to misidentified samples.

This webinar will review common practices like hand-labeling cassettes and slides and discuss the potential downsides of using non-specialized printers in the lab to produce labels.

The presenters will also explain how to evaluate cassette and slide printers for your lab and the technical specifications that indicate their suitability for reliable specimen identification.

Learning Objectives

This webinar will help you:

  • Discuss the disadvantages of hand-labeling slides and cassettes
  • Describe the potential implications of misidentified specimens
  • Explain the technical capabilities of slide and cassette printers
  • Visualize laboratory workflows that incorporate cassette and slide printers

Watch on Demand

Fisher Healthcare is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.™ Program. One P.A.C.E.™ credit-hour will be provided for this complimentary basic level program.



Denise Pernal, Field Applications Specialist, Epredia

Denise Pernal has been with Epredia for four years and is currently a field applications specialist. She is a certified histology technician with 16 years of pharmaceutical research and several years of clinical laboratory experience.


Elizabeth “Buffy” Pancake, Field Applications Manager, Epredia

Elizabeth “Buffy” Pancake is a certified histotechnician with experience in research, clinical laboratories, and hematopathology. She has been with Epredia for the past 10 years, most recently as a field applications manager.