Charles- Where could I get hold of these CLIA'88 regulations, I have tried a
search on the web without success. I think they maybe something we can build
upon this side of the atlantic.
Many thanks for your anticipated help
Belfast City Hospital
From: Charles.Embrey [mailto:Charles.Embrey@carle.com]
Sent: 28 May 2002 14:04
To: 'Melissa Jensen'
Subject: RE: Gross
You can get great info at www.pathologistsassistants.org
CLIA '88 lists the requirements for non-pathologists grossing. Grossing is
considered high-complexity testing even if it's a punch biopsy. CLIA '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 bachelor's
degree in a chemical, physical, biologic or clinical laboratory science.
ref. CLIA '88 493.1489
Also CAP requires a written instruction detailing what specimens may be
grossed with direct vs indirect pathologists' observation. Direct means that
the pathologist literally watches over your shoulder while you gross the
specimen. Indirect means that he is readily available to consult.
I hope this helps,
Charles R. Embrey Jr., PA(AAPA), HT(ASCP)
Urbana, IL (217) 383-6621
From: Melissa Jensen [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2002 5:02 PM
To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the current rules,regs and or requirements,for non Pathologists
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