As far as CLIA, I am not aware of any changes up coming.
They have ignored Histotechs, for better or for worse.

The only CLIA reg that may effect histotechs is the
requirement of a minimum  of an associate degree for
someone to gross tissue, but that has been in place
for a while, and is not changing that I am aware of.

As for ASCP, I'm assuming she is interested in the
HT exam?

If so, then come Jan. 2, 2005, ASCP is dropping Route 3,
which is high school diploma plus 2 years full-time on
the job training (OJT).

The two routes remaining will be Route 2, which is the
associate degree with 20 credits of biology and chemistry
plus one year OJT, and Route 1, which is completion
of a NAACLS-accredited HT program (high school
graduate through an associate degree).

Hope someone else can shed more light on CLIA
changes, if there are any.

Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 48073

----- Original Message -----
From: "Debra Ritter" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 1:14 PM

> Hello,
> I work with a tech that is not yet registered but working on it. She would
> like to know what the up coming regulations are on histo techs as far as
> clia and ascp.
> Thanks,
> Debra Ritter
> St. Marys Hosp.
> Grand Junction, Co
> 970-244-2080


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