[Histonet] Unregistered HT testing
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Wed Apr 18 12:22:10 CDT 2012
The pathologist is interpreting the staining result, right? The HT is only evaluating the stain quality, not the results.
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On Apr 18, 2012, at 9:43 AM, "Dessoye, Michael J" <mjdessoye <@t> commonwealthhealth.net> wrote:
> Our interpretation of special stains/IHC/ISH is that it is the
> 'interpretation' of these stains that is 'high complexity'. I believe
> that CLIA is the place where 'high complexity' is defined (although CAP
> may expand on this) and CLIA does not recognize ASCP registration.
> Michael J. Dessoye, M.S. | Histology Supervisor | Wilkes-Barre General
> Hospital | An Affiliate of Commonwealth Health |
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> PA 18764 | Tel: 570-552-1432 | Fax: 570-552-1526
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Konop, Nicole [mailto:NKonop <@t> chw.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 3:37 PM
> To: 'histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu'
> Subject: [Histonet] Unregistered HT testing
> Hello everyone!
> I'm just curious to know if anyone is allowing unregistered HT's to do
> special stains in their CAP accredited lab? I have been involved in
> discussions regarding high complexity testing. From the feedback I have
> received, special stains and IHC stains are considered high complexity
> testing. I beg to disagree. I can understand IHC/ISH as high
> complexity but I don't think routine special stains fall under that
> category. I'd appreciate any feedback or literature you can reference
> for me to review. Thank you!
> Nicole Anne Konop BS, HTL(ASCP)
> Histology Team Lead
> Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
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