[Histonet] Sally's Friday Fume

Victor Tobias victor <@t> pathology.washington.edu
Fri Jun 6 11:33:51 CDT 2008

Have the rules changed? I supervised 2 Vet Histology labs from the late 
80's to the end of the 90's and had several techs get certified.


Victor Tobias
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University of Washington Medical Center
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Breeden, Sara wrote:
> Okay, I finally have something to Fume about. I am beginning to train a
> person to become a certified histologist. She is a certified veterinary
> tech with an Associates Degree and the appropriate number of
> chemistry/biology hours. I inquired of ASCP about her eligibility (after
> we finish the training period) to take the HT exam. According to ASCP,
> as a vet diagnostic lab, we do not meet the ASCP requirements for
> eligibility because we are not accredited by CAP, JCAHO/AABB and do not
> have a board-certified (read "human") pathologist/medical scientist
> (hmmm? Could one of our veterinary pathologists fulfill the description
> of "medical scientist"??). Surely there are other persons working in a
> veterinary pathology lab that would be interested in certification, one
> would think. What are they to do? This frosts my petunias and I'd like
> to know if anyone has any experience or input on this. But - hey! - some
> of my fluids/solutions in gallon/liter containers seem to have been
> improved so they don't drip, so maybe someone out there IS listening
> (that was my first Friday Hour of Fuming subject).  Hasta lumbago.
> Sally Breeden, HT(ASCP)
> NM Dept. of Agriculture
> Veterinary Diagnostic Services
> PO Box 4700
> Albuquerque, NM  87106
> 505-841-2576
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