[Histonet] HT exam

Katelin Lester katelin <@t> cuttingedgehistology.com
Fri Mar 6 13:22:02 CST 2009

Hi MaryAnn,
I am also about to take my HTL exam. The website has all the information you
are looking for.  I've been through these testing facilities when I took my
GRE. Make sure you have at least 2 forms of I.D. with you, do not bring a
cell phone, etc (all this is on the ASCP website).  You will not get any
results right away.  I don't remember if you can go back and answer missed
questions, but I doubt it. The way it works is that there is a pool of about
500+ questions worth at most 900 points.  Each question is worth a certain
amount of points based on the difficulty of the question. If you get a
question correct, the next one will be harder. If you get it wrong, the next
will be easier.  You will answer 100 questions.
Surf through the website and you will find all the answers you seek.
(Click on the HT link from this page and a pdf will come up with the testing

Katelin Lester
Cutting Edge Histology Services, LLC
(503) 443-2157

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Subject: [Histonet] HT exam

Hi everyone out there in Histoland,


Well, I'm getting close to my HT exam date and was wondering if any of
you had recently taken the exam.  I can't find any info on the test
itself as far as if it is weighted or just a straight 150 questions. Can
you flag questions and go back?  Do you know when you submit the test if
you have passed or not?  I've been told in the past that the computer
would just shut off and a screen would come up pass or fail.  Anyway, I
have been focusing on Frieda Carson as well as the AFIP manual.  Any
suggestions for a successful passing score?  I think you have to get a
minimum of 400.  Should I be concerned with microwave special stains?  I
would think the test is more old school.  Any helpful hints would be
truly appreciated.  Thanks!



MaryAnn Dixon BS

Biological Scientist

Anatomic Pathology

UF Veterinary Medical Center

(352) 352-2235 Ext. 4517

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