Best Practice: Archiving, Storage, Biobanking of Human Tissue for Diagnostic Purposes

Amy S Van Wey Lovatt made this Official Information request to Canterbury District Health Board

The request was successful.

From: Amy S Van Wey Lovatt

Dear Canterbury District Health Board,

Request 1:
I am writing to request a copy of the CDHB best practice protocol for the archiving, storage, or biobanking of human tissue for diagnostic purposes, whether they are formalin fixed, paraffin embedded or pathology slides, and the standards, legislation or scientific evidence which provides the basis for the CDHB protocol.

Request 2:
Is the CDHB best practice protocol for the archiving, storage, or biobanking of human tissue for diagnostic purposes, whether they are formalin fixed, paraffin embedded or pathology slides, is a standard which is universally adopted by all NZ DHB's and medical laboratories, or does each DHB or medical laboratory determine their own best practice?

Request 3:
Please explain the potential hazards of leaving formalin fixed, paraffin embedded or pathology slides in an unsecure, non-temperature regulated environment (say a on an employee's desk outside of the laboratory) for 2 months.

Request 4:
Please provide me with the name of the independent agency or agencies which provides oversight for medical laboratories in NZ.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter. Please note, this request is for my information and is not a reflection upon the practices at CDHB but to ascertain if there is a universal standard within NZ. I will be making this same request to every DHB in NZ.

Kindest regards,

Amy S Van Wey Lovatt (A NZ Citizen)

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From: Kathleen Smitheram
Canterbury District Health Board


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Dear Amy

 

I note we haven’t actually received the request for West Coast DHB as yet
but I see that you are sending your request to all DHBs so I have logged
for WCDHB as well as Canterbury DHB.

 

Kind regards

 

Kathleen Smitheram

 

 

Canterbury District Health Board and West Coast District Health Board

Official Information Act Co-ordinator, Planning and Funding

Level 2, 32 Oxford Terrace

PO Box 1600

Christchurch 8140

(DDI (03) 364 4134| 6: 03 364 4165 | *[email address];

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      [3]www.cdhb.health.nz                             
[4]www.westcoastdhb.org.nz

 

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Care and respect for others - Manaaki me te kotua I etahi

Integrity in all we do - Hapai i a matou mahi katoa i ruka i te pono    

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From: Amy S Van Wey Lovatt

Dear Kathleen Smitheram,

Thank you very much for your acknowledgment and for informing me that your request will also apply to WCDHB.

I look forward to receiving the requested information.
Yours sincerely,

Amy S Van Wey Lovatt

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From: Amy S Van Wey Lovatt

Dear Kathleen Smitheram,

Thank you very much for your acknowledgment and for informing me that your request will also apply to WCDHB.

I look forward to receiving the requested information.
Yours sincerely,

Amy S Van Wey Lovatt

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From: Kathleen Smitheram
Canterbury District Health Board


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Kind regards

 

Kathleen Smitheram

 

Canterbury District Health Board and West Coast District Health Board

Official Information Act Co-ordinator, Planning and Funding

Level 2, 32 Oxford Terrace

PO Box 1600

Christchurch 8140

 

 

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From: Kathleen Smitheram
Canterbury District Health Board


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Dear Ms Van Wey Lovatt

 

Please find attached our response to your Official Information Act
requests CDHB 10287 and WCDHB 9405.

 

Kind regards

 

Kathleen Smitheram

 

 

Canterbury District Health Board and West Coast District Health Board

Project Facilitator, Planning and Funding

Level 2, 32 Oxford Terrace

PO Box 1600

Christchurch 8140

(DDI (03) 364 4134| 6: 03 364 4165 | *[email address];

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[2]WCDHB-Logo-blue-text-588x226

      [3]www.cdhb.health.nz                             
[4]www.westcoastdhb.org.nz

 

Values – A matou uara

Care and respect for others - Manaaki me te kotua I etahi

Integrity in all we do - Hapai i a matou mahi katoa i ruka i te pono    

Responsibility for outcomes - Kaiwhakarite i ka hua

 

 

 

 

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From: Kathleen Smitheram
Canterbury District Health Board


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Attachment CDHB 10287 WCDHB 9405 Response 13 5 2020.pdf
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Dear Ms Van Wey Lovatt

 

Please find attached our response to your Official Information Act
requests CDHB 10287 and WCDHB 9405.

 

Kind regards

 

Kathleen Smitheram

 

 

Canterbury District Health Board and West Coast District Health Board

Project Facilitator, Planning and Funding

Level 2, 32 Oxford Terrace

PO Box 1600

Christchurch 8140

(DDI (03) 364 4134| 6: 03 364 4165 | *[email address];

[1]cid:image006.jpg@01CF6ACE.1745A080       
[2]WCDHB-Logo-blue-text-588x226

      [3]www.cdhb.health.nz                             
[4]www.westcoastdhb.org.nz

 

Values – A matou uara

Care and respect for others - Manaaki me te kotua I etahi

Integrity in all we do - Hapai i a matou mahi katoa i ruka i te pono    

Responsibility for outcomes - Kaiwhakarite i ka hua

 

 

 

 

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From: Amy S Van Wey Lovatt

Dear Kathleen Smitheram,

Thank you very much for your considered and thorough response to my OIA request, and for adhering to the principles of transparency envisioned by the OIA. I especially appreciated the inclusion of the specific standards that your DHB follows.

Excellent!

Yours sincerely,

Amy S Van Wey Lovatt

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