cytotechnologist


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cy·to·tech·nol·o·gist

 (sī′tə-tĕk-nŏl′ə-jĭst)
n.
A technician trained in medical examination and identification of cellular abnormalities.

cy′to·tech·nol′o·gy n.
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If the primary pathologists were graded using the cytotechnologist grading scale, there would have been fewer pathologist failures.
Mattingly is lead section cytotechnologist at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio.
Every 6 months, each slide associated with a slide set is evaluated for stain quality and diagnostic value, as assessed by a CAP cytotechnologist.
The slide is then screened in a routine fashion by either a cytotechnologist or pathologist.
8 34,400 technologist/ lab manager Cytotechnologist 30,200 NA Unknown NA Histotechnologist 22,700 NA Unknown NA NA--not asked.
The cytotechnologist reviews only a small portion of the cells collected and can therefore miss disease.
If the cytotechnologists found no abnormalities on those 22 fields, the cytotechnologist could sign out the case results as negative.
One of the most widely used (and debated) QA measures is the CLIA stipulation that 10% of negative gynecological cases be rescreened by an anatomic pathologist or cytotechnologist with at least three years' experience before reporting results.
Every 6 months, each slide associated with a slide set is evaluated for stain quality and diagnostic ability, as assessed by a College of American Pathologists cytotechnologist.
As a registered cytotechnologist with a masters in Health Care Adiministration, Jamie's experience provides a natural fit for her new role in leading the HMO group products for SelectCare," says Denise Christy, chief marketing officer.
After screening, the cytotechnologist takes the slips to the computer and enters results sequentially--up to seven coded statements per specimen.