RE: [Histonet] Pathology Assistant

From:"Barnhart, Tammy"

Pathologist's assistants can not sign out cases, only a Pathologist(MD) may
do that.  A pathologist's assistant can only do the gross examination of
surgical specimens.

We use a in-house trained pathologist's assistant to do gross examinations
(dictation) and help with autopsy.  The trained pathologist's assistant must
meet the CLIA educational requirements for high complexity testing.

Tammy Barnhart, BS, HTL(ASCP)
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor
St. Alexius Medical Center
Bismarck, ND

-----Original Message-----
From: Albert Lee []
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 11:33 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Pathology Assistant

Just wondering how many labs are using certified / trained Pathology
Assistants to sign out cases and perform some of the Pathologist's
duties? Are there any centres in Canada that are employing these
para-pathologists? Any training centres in Canada for this program (only
ones I know are at Duke and Indiana State)

Thanks to all

Albert Lee, BSc., RT (CSMLS)
Cardiovascular Registry, the iCAPTURE Centre
St. Paul's Hospital
Room 166, Burrard Building
1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC  
Canada  V6Z 1Y6
Phone:  604 - 682 - 2344  extension 63572
Fax:      604 - 806 - 8158

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