Re: Grossing by non-pathologists.
|From:||marsha r price <email@example.com>|
Has CLIA' 88 changed their initials and if so what does the E stand for
On Wed, 07 Feb 2001 09:19:00 -0600 Charles.Embrey@carle.com writes:
> First, just to clarify, it's pathologists' assistant and not
> assistant. You can get great info at www.pathologistsassistants.org
> CLEA '88 lists the requirements for non-pathologists grossing.
> Grossing is
> considered high-complexity testing even if it's a punch biopsy.
> CLEA '88
> states "On or before April 24 1995 (I) be a high school graduate or
> equivalent; and (b) have documentation of training appropriate for
> the test
> performed before analyzing patient specimens"................After
> that date
> it requires an associate degree in a biological or chemical science
> or medical
> laboratory technology -or- qualify as a medical technologist with a
> bachelor's degree from an accredited institution -or- earned a
> degree in a chemical, physical, biologic or clinical laboratory
> ref. CLEA '88 493.1489
> Also CAP requires a written instruction detailing what specimens may
> grossed with direct vs indirect pathologists' observation. Direct
> means that
> the pathologist literally watches over your shoulder while you gross
> specimen. Indirect means that he is readily available to consult.
> I hope this helps,
> Charles R. Embrey Jr. PA(AAPA), HT(ASCP)
> Carle Clinic
> Urbana, IL
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