[Histonet] Re: MLT working histology

John Auld John.Auld <@t> whnt.nhs.uk
Wed Jun 4 08:47:50 CDT 2008

No flaming from me Ronnie, as a UK based Histo manager I am always
surprised at discussions from the US about registration and the difference
between MLT s and HTs etc.

As you are aware in the UK all BioMedical Laboratory Scientists of ALL
disciplines are qualified to the same level and registration is mandatory
for all.

As I say above I am surprised that in the more litigatous USA it is not



John Auld MSc, CSci, FIBMS, MCMI
Service Manager
Dept of Histopathology and Clinical Cytology
Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Arrowe Park Road
CH49 5PE

Internal extn 2560
External Tel 0151 604 7025

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Why couldn't she? I have an MLT (taking her certification this year) and
is far superior to many of the "old timers" who claim to be histotechs but
have absolutely no theoretical knowledge and are thus hopeless when it
to troubleshooting. This profession needs to take the bull by the horns and
change the outlook of histotechnology - it is a biomedical scientific
profession and the training and examinations should reflect this. It is
already lagging far behind MT's. The HT examination is a joke, and the QIHC
certification is not much better.

Now let the flaming begin!!!!!!!!!!!

Ronnie Houston, MS, HT(ASCP)QIHC, AIBMS
Anatomic Pathology Manager
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722 5465
Ronald.Houston <@t> NationwideChildrens.org

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