Grossing by non-pathologists.

From:Tricia Hughey <>

Group:    I would appreciate your help in determining the
qualifications/certifications required for grossing by non-pathologists.
Outside of the advanced Pathology Assistant's degree, under what conditions
can a non-physician perform grossing (under the technical supervision of a
pathologist) of course.  Can a HT gross specimens, especially those that are
fully embedded?  Can a non-HT do any grossing?  Where can I find clear and
definitive guidelines?  In our situation, this pertains almost entirely to
non-hospital specimens.  Does this make a difference?   Thank you for any
input.  Tricia Hughey, Pathology Partners, Denver, CO

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