[Histonet] HT/HTL vs MT

Rene J Buesa rjbuesa at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 22 07:56:32 CST 2015

It depends if the registered MT has taken histotechnology theory and practice. If the MT has not taken those studies, the MT cannot substitute a registered HT/HTL.On the other hand, a registered HT/HTL for sure cannot do what a registered MT does, just because of the same reason, lack of theory and training.Confronted with the increasing shortage in HT/HTL due to retirement, one of the solutions I proposed some year back was to include HTL subjects in the MT training in a way that MTs could work in all aspects of the of the laboratory adapting the same system existent in the UK and some European countries, where HT/HTL does not exist as a "standing alone" specialty and is just one of the fields an MT can cover.rené 

    On Tuesday, December 22, 2015 7:30 AM, Amy Johnson via Histonet <histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu> wrote:

 Hello HistoNetters,

Just wondering what an ASCP registered HT/HTL can do in a histology lab that an ASCP registered MT cant.

Amylin Johnson, B.S., HTL(ASCP)
Associates in Pathology
Wausau, WI 54401

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