[Histonet] Qualifications to run a Thin Prep 2000?

Weems, Joyce JWeems <@t> sjha.org
Thu Nov 4 11:29:57 CDT 2010

Please tell me lab assistants can run the ThinPrep. I've had one doing it for years! j 

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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Jay Lundgren
Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2010 12:14
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Subject: [Histonet] Qualifications to run a Thin Prep 2000?

Dear Histonetters,

    I am interested in someone from the Cytyc Corp or a Cytology lab supervisor contacting me regarding the educational/training requirements for personnel running a Thin Prep 2000 instrument.  I am on assignment at a Histology lab in Illinois where they process their own cytology specimens and they have a position open for someone to accession specimens and run the Thin Prep 2000.  The Laboratory Director is of the opinion that they need to hire an HT or HTL to run this instrument, and I'm not so sure.  I know I've worked in labs where they had "lab assistants" (college kids @ $8./hr) preparing thin preps.  If the respondent could cite the relevant CAP regulation regarding the Thin Prep instrument, it would be fantastic.  Thank you so much.

                                                                Lee Luna Lives!

                                                                        Jay A. Lundgren M.S., HTL (ASCP) _______________________________________________
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