histotechnologist

histotechnologist

 [his″to-tek-nol´o-jist]

his·to·tech·nol·o·gist

(histō-tek-nolŏ-jist)
Laboratory worker who prepares tissue for examination by pathologists, performs complex procedures for processing tissues, and evaluates the quality of the results.
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The initial gross examination and dissection were most often performed by a pathologist assistant (49.5%), followed by a pathologist (36.5%), a resident (11.3%), and either a histotechnologist or histotechnician in a small minority (2.4%).
These technical and personal skills go hand in hand with the social responsibility that every cytotechnologist and histotechnologist has in detecting cervical carcinoma, which is one of the major public health problems in Colombia.
Sweetser is now a histotechnologist at Northwest Medical Center Oro Valley.
Wenk, BA, BS, HTL(ASCP)SLS, who a program director of both a histotechnologist and histotechnician hospital-based program at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan.
Disadvantages include length of the procedure, need for special equipment, and dependence on highly trained personnel (a fellowship-trained dermatologist and histotechnologist).
As originally introduced, the bills would have regulated a broad array of lab personnel, including Medical Laboratory Scientist, MLS-Categorical, Medical Laboratory Specialist in Molecular Biology, Specialist in Cytogenetics, Medical Laboratory Technician, Histocompatibility Technologist, Cytotechnologist, Histotechnologist, and Histotechnician.
The implementation team should include technicians (eg, histotechnologist), system administrator, IT support staff, workflow coordinators, and pathologists.
Michelle Lamphere, lead histotechnologist at Children's Medical Center in Dallas, TX, applauds the timesaving benefits of automated staining.
He works as a senior histotechnologist at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, IL.
From a Jab professional's perspective, far fewer hand cramps occur because a histotechnologist no longer has to spend hours trying to write legibly on a cassette's small surface.
For instance, HistoGel can simply be vortexed with the centrifuged sample, or a "marker" can be incorporated into the method to help the histotechnologist recognize the location of the cells in a block that may otherwise be scant and/or clear; when this is the case, the tissue is difficult to identify and potentially inadvertently exhausted or not sectioned at all.
A histotechnologist, frequently hired by the pod organizer, performs the technical component of the laboratory service, and a pathologist, who is also recruited by the pod organizer, performs the professional component and supervises the histotech.