What is considered high complexity testing
I had an interesting inquiry. This technician is being inspected by
CLIA. They listed ISH for HPV as one of the tests done in histology.
They were told that ISH was a "High Compexity Test" and that histotechs
are not qualified to be doing this. They said that a test like this
should be performed by a MedTech type, unless they could demonstrate
that they had been "High Complexity Tests" before 1995. The question
is: Is IHC considered HCT? Can someone clear up this issue for me, I
was not sure how to advise this person? Is this another issue like
"grossing" where it can be done by histotechs as long as they are
trained and supervised by a pathologists type, since we do not interpret
the results we just do the methods and then give the slides to a
pathologists to use in making the report.?
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