[Histonet] Qualifications to run a Thin Prep 2000?

Fimbres, Amber afimbres <@t> uci.edu
Thu Nov 4 15:10:40 CDT 2010


Our cytology laboratory is a recent convert to the Thin Prep system so I may not be able to answer your question in all of its entirety.  However, our Cytyc/Hologic representative trained everyone (cytotechs and lab assistants) on how to operate the Thin Prep instruments.  Cytyc had a competency form which listed who was trained and when and was then signed by the Cytyc rep.  This paper is on file in our department.  As to if a Thin Prep trained cytotech at your place of employment can perform the same training in place of a Cytyc representative, I'm unsure.  Our Cytyc rep comes to our department almost monthly, so perhaps a friendly call to your rep would be in order?

Good luck,


From: Jay Lundgren [mailto:jaylundgren <@t> gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2010 12:27 PM
To: Weems, Joyce
Cc: Fimbres, Amber; histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Qualifications to run a Thin Prep 2000?


     I'm sorry if I offended anyone, I was merely referring to this instrument's wonderful ease of operation.  Would you happen to know the answer to my question, as I see you are a cytotech?

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

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