Re-engineering in Clinical Microbiology Labs

WasGross wasgross at aol.com
Sat Dec 23 15:15:01 EST 1995


     Is anyone interested in starting discussions in some of the changes
being forced in Health Care, particularly, in the Microbiology Lab. Some
thoughts, questions:
1) Where can I get an updated list of CLIA catagories for Micro tests?
2) Does anyone have experience in hiring High School graduates and
assigning duties? I resently lost a Medical Technologist that to my dismay
is being replaced by a processor which is a person with a High School
degree. 
3) Does anyone have experience in reading cultures every twelve hours
instead of first thing in the morning? 
4) Anyone interested in sharing creative ideas in reducing cost/time in
Micro? For instance we started running a rapid strep screen off of
overnight SXT plates with 
Beta Hemolysis and have resulted Group A strep in less than 24 hours. 
     I am interested in corresponding with anyone dealing with the issues.
I am dismayed over the direction of Clinical Labs but am trying to work
with it the best I can.



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