[Histonet] Histo Stories

Turner, Mark mturner <@t> carisdx.com
Thu Mar 11 13:25:06 CST 2010

I began working in a lab in Northern Kentucky right out of high school
as a Diener, washing glassware and assisting with autopsies.  During the
slow times I would hang out in Histology, watching the one tech in the
building work her magic.  After a year or so the lab director decided to
add another tech and they agreed to train me.  After a few years of OJT
I sat for the exam and passed it with flying colors.  I continued my
education, eventually getting a PhD, but I am so glad I stumbled into
the Histology field.  I, too, had no idea what Histotechnology was when
I was in high school, but in the edited words of Garret Morris
"Histology been berry, berry good to me!"

Mark Turner, HT (ASCP) QIHC

-----Original Message-----
From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Andrea
Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2010 7:59 AM
To: Breeden, Sara
Cc: histonet
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Histo Stories

I didn't get a chance to answer yesterday - I went to a high school  
and spoke about my favorite topic - histotechnology!
Anyway, I started out in microbiology and then worked in a doctor's  
office lab doing routine chemistry and hematology and when we moved to  
a small town in Iowa the only position in the lab that became  
available was in histology. I was playing bridge with the histotech  
and he mentioned the opening so I went in and interviewed, got the job  
and never have looked back. So I sort of fell into this profession as  
did many others.

Andrea Grantham, HT (ASCP)
Senior Research Specialist
University of Arizona
Cell Biology and Anatomy
Histology Service Laboratory
P.O.Box 245044
Tucson, AZ 85724

algranth <@t> email.arizona.edu
Tel: 520.626.4415     Fax: 520.626.2097

"happy slicing and dicing and may all your stains work perfectly" -  
Paula Sicurello
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On Mar 11, 2010, at 6:09 AM, Breeden, Sara wrote:

> Thanks to everyone that sent their Story of How I Ended Up Doing This
> Histology Thing!  I have gotten 50 or more replies!  The one thing  
> that
> strikes me is how many of us went into this profession without a clue!
> With all the opportunities to recruit future histologists, this
> Histology Day idea is a good start. On the original subject, I'm
> planning to make one document out of all the replies and - WITH
> PERMISSION - attach your name to the answers.  If you do NOT want your
> submission listed because you want to remain anonymous, you must let  
> me
> know ASAP.  Send to: nmhisto <@t> comcast.net.  Thanks for your stories!
> Sally Breeden, HT(ASCP)
> NM Dept. of Agriculture
> Veterinary Diagnostic Services
> PO Box 4700
> Albuquerque, NM  87106
> 505-841-2576
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