[Histonet] Sally's Friday Fume

Liz Chlipala liz <@t> premierlab.com
Fri Jun 6 11:39:45 CDT 2008


We are a contract lab and we do not have a pathologist on staff.  When
my tech applied to take the HTL I had to write a letter to the BOR for
an exception which they granted for her to sit for the HTL registry.
Since they do require a patholgist to sign for experience.  Also later
when we both wanted to take the IHC qualification we again wrote a
letter to the BOR for an exception.  I'm thinking the person at the BOR
is not correct unless the rules have changed but they better not have.
I have 4 techs here that are currently studying to take the HT and HTL
and two other techs from local biotech companies that come here every
two weeks for lectures, if this is correct then they would not be
eligible to sit for the exam either.  I find this hard to believe.


Elizabeth A. Chlipala, BS, HTL(ASCP)QIHC
Premier Laboratory, LLC
P.O. Box 18592
Boulder, CO 80308
phone (303) 682-3949
fax (303) 682-9060
liz <@t> premierlab.com
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Longmont, CO 80504

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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Breeden,
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2008 10:28 AM
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] Sally's Friday Fume

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



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