Re: Degrees and credentials

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From:Vinnie Della Speranza <>
To:Katie B <>
Date:Fri, 09 Apr 1999 10:05:04 -0500

Hi Katie,

I was fortunate to be able to obtain a masters in a very flexible 
program that allowed me to concentrate on immunology and pathology 
courses here in our medical school. The degree is a MS in Allied 
Health Science but my transcript reflects the heavy concentration in 
the sciences I mentioned.

Your credentials would allow you to qualify for a position requiring 
an HTL because your academic training qualifies you to sit for that 
exam with the ASCP. i.e you are HTL(ASCP) eligible.

the quals for the HTL(ASCP) are

a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with 
a combination of 30 semester hours of biology and chemistry AND one 
year full time experience in a histopathology laboratory within the 
past ten years  


Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university 
including the above course requirements AND successful completion of 
a NAACLS acredited histotechnologist or Histologic technician program

You can visit the ASCP board or registry website at

good luck.
Vinnie Della Speranza 
Technical Director
Anatomic Pathology Laboratories
University Hospital & Medical Center
State University of New York at Stony Brook 11794-7025
(516) 444-8249
fax: (516) 444-3419

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