[Histonet] High Complexity Testing

Horn, Hazel V HornHV <@t> archildrens.org
Tue Feb 8 10:57:56 CST 2011

While the test is high complexity it is the READING of the test by the pathologist that determines its complexity.  Because histotechs do not report the results our part of this test is not high complexity.

Hazel Horn
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-----Original Message-----
From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Rene J Buesa
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 10:32 AM
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu; Sheila Fonner
Subject: Re: [Histonet] High Complexity Testing

When a "machine" is doing the test, there are stringent provisions as to the preparation and validations of the test.
Done manually, it requires a trained technologists and, yes, they are high complexity tests (both IHC and FISH, and their variations).
René J.

--- On Tue, 2/8/11, Sheila Fonner <sfonner <@t> labpath.com> wrote:

From: Sheila Fonner <sfonner <@t> labpath.com>
Subject: [Histonet] High Complexity Testing
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 7:45 AM

Hello All,

I would really appreciate it if anyone has information on whether IHC/ISH
are considered high complexity testing for histotechs.  Our pathologist
believes that ALL histology low complexity testing since a "machine" is
doing the work.  Can anyone help me out with some guidelines, literature,
etc. that says otherwise?  I would really appreciate it.  We just want to
know which one it is.

Thanks so much Histoland!

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