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From:Marsha R Price <>
Date:Mon, 20 Sep 1999 11:17:25 -0500

Hi Histonetters,
Does anyone know of any seminars for Pathologists to take to learn to
read lymphoma panels? Thank You in advance.
Marsha Price

On Mon, 13 Sep 1999 05:43:12 -0400 (Wenk, Lee &
Peggy) writes:
>FYI (As I had promised I would keep histonetters informed on
>histology related articles in "Laboratory Medicine"), the
>September issue has:
>1. An article on "Five Bugs that "Bug" Us", about Chlamydia 
>Cyclospora cayetanensis, Helicobacter pylori, multidrug resistant 
>Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and Pneumocystis carinii, with some 
>mention of histology for some of the organisms. Good review of
>these organisms, their life cycle, their role in diseases of humans,
>their impact on society, and laboratory diagnosis.
>2. There is also a report from on Board of Registry on the stats for
>the 1998 certifications (21) and qualifications (3). Included are 
>the fact that:
>Histologic Technician (HT):
>	Pass rate = 52% (NAACLS accredited schools = 67%)
>	Number pass = 235 (NAACLS accredited students = 48)
>Histotechnologist (HTL)
>	Pass rate = 60% (NAACLS accredited schools = 100%)
>	Number pass = 55 (NAACLS accredited students = 4)
>Qualification in Immunohistochemistry (QIHC)
>	Pass rate = 70%
>	Number pass = 56
>3. There is a little editorial (by me (blush)) on how
>all laboratorians (med tech, histotech, cytotech, etc.)
>are involved in searching for microorganisms, and how
>we must all share what we learn with each other.
>Just keeping my promise to keep everyone informed.
>Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)
>Schools of Histotechnology
>William Beaumont Hospital
>Royal Oak, MI 48073
>(and on the Editorial Board of ASCP "Laboratory Medicine")

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