From:"L. Muffley"

Indeed i believe alot of histologists would slip through the cracks in a
"histo-census". (if you wanted to count both research and clinical labs).
I work in a research lab (Dermatology Dept)- and I am an 'histologist'.
I embed tissue in paraffin, i run immunohistochemistry experiments,
My 'official' title is Electron Microscopy Technician.
But, since i was hired on, my duties have shifted.

Also, since I'm a "research technician" that performs histological
duties, am i considered an histologist?
We occasionally do 'clinical' work (diagnose genetic skin disorders),
but mostly we are a research lab (investigating the mechanisms of wound


				Lara Muffley
                                Dermatology Dept
                                University of Washington
                                Seattle, WA

On Thu, 30 Aug 2001, Cheryl Crowder wrote:

> It's an interesting subject - how many histotechs in the world.  I think
> one would never find the answer.  I am a histotech - for over 30 years.
> When I came to Louisiana, I was hired through State Civil Service as a
> Laboratory Technician.  They had no title in the civil service for
> histologist.  There were cytotologist, but not histologist.  I am no
> longer with civil service, but as a University employee I am an
> Associate, as are the techs in the lab.  Nowhere would our positions be
> listed as histotechs, so we would no be counted.  I believe this is the
> situation in many institutions.  So, from somewhere in the
> unknown.....Cheryl
> Cheryl Crowder, BA, HTL(ASCP)
> Chief Technologist
> Department of Pathobiological Sciences
> School of Veterinary Medicine
> Louisiana State University
> Baton Rouge, LA  70803
> (225) 578-9734
> FAX  (225) 578-9720

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