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Personnel Requirements for Loading Samples

PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 10:58 am
by JM
There has recently been a question about the possibility of laboratory assistants (not MT/MLTs) being able to load samples on the hematology analyzer (moderately complex). Would this go against CAP regulations?

Re: Personnel Requirements for Loading Samples

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 10:43 am
by adminef
JM,
CAP follows the same guidelines as CLIA for moderately complex testing. I have attached a CAP document for personnel requirements. Anyone with a high school diploma can perform waived or moderate testing as long as they have documented training and competency. So the answer to your question is: Yes, an employee with a high school diploma can load patient samples on the hematology analyzer as long as they are properly trained and their competency documented.