Re: [Histonet] CLIA regulations for person's other than pathologists doing gross descriptions
one must have been trained before 1995 if they do not have any college
credit. After 1995, you must have at least 60 semester hours, with courses
in chemistry, biology, anatomy. You do not have to be certified, but your
procedures must include the types of specimens one may gross under the
direct supervision of a pathologist as well as documentation of at least
Hope this helps.
Joe Nocito BS, HT (ASCP) QIHC
Pathology Reference Lab
San Antonio, Texas
----- Original Message -----
From: "Vickroy, Jim"
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 9:31 AM
Subject: [Histonet] CLIA regulations for person's other than pathologists
doing gross descriptions
> I know that CLIA has certain regulations but can't put my finger on it
> Does anyone know the requirements for people to do gross descriptions of
> small surgicals handy?
> Questions have come up, such as:
> 1. Do they need a BS degree?
> 2. Do they have to have a histology certification?
> CAP requires us to:
> 1. List the types of specimens that the non-pathologist is able to do.
> 2. State whether the nature of the pathologist supervision is direct or
> 3. Have a system to evaluate gross descriptions of non-pathologists.
> thanks for your help.
> James R. Vickroy BS, HT (ASCP)
> Technical Supervisor, Surgical Pathology
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