Fw: Board of Registry

From:"marvin hanna" <mhanna@histosearch.com>

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From: Louri Caldwell <louri_c@hotmail.com>
To: histonet@pathology.swmed.edu <histonet@pathology.swmed.edu>
Date: Monday, September 11, 2000 4:51 PM
Subject: Board of Registry

>I understand the points made in reference to "uplifting our profession",
>I would like to add a few things to the discussion.
>While I think a degree is a great advantage in the ability of one to fully
>grasp the concepts required with certain procedures (immunohistochemistry,
>in-situ hybridization, and PCR), I do not think it is a requirement for all
>of the work done in a routine histology lab.  I think requiring such would
>limit the future of some very capable people.
>It appears to me that the distinguishing factor is already in place with
>current registry system.  Wouldn't an easier solution be to require
>CAP or NCCLS) those performing the more complicated tests to be HTL
>certified?  Wouldn't this in itself up the status of the profession as
>institutions desiring to expand their capability would only hire an HTL
>certified technician to perform those duties?  Therefore, those that have
>the HT that are interested in performing those procedures could return to
>school to learn the background required to do so.  Also, requiring
>continuing education credits of those already HTL certified would also
>greatly improve the quality produced by many labs.
>This would bring our profession more in-line with the MT's - where those
>certified by ASCP are able to perform the more complicated tasks and make a
>greater salary than those MT's or MLT's who are not.
>Just a suggestion.
>Louri Caldwell, BS, HTL(ASCP)
>College of Veterinary Medicine
>University of Georgia
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