Level of instruction: Basic
Intended Audience: Clinical laboratory histotechnologists and technicians and other medical laboratory personnel who have an interest in this subject matter. This course is also appropriate for histology and clinical laboratory science students and pathology residents.
Author information: Anita Buchiane, HT(ASCP) QHIC, is the Lead Histology Technician at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Brattleboro, Vermont. Prior to this position, she worked as a Neuropathology/Special Procedures Technician at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Ms. Buchiane is a graduate of Hartford Hospital School of Allied Health in Connecticut, where she earned her Certificate in Histotechnology, and Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, Massachusetts, where she earned an associates degree in Liberal Arts with a math and science concentration. She is a member of the National Society for Histotechnology and the VT/NH Society for Histotechnology. She was the recipient of the 2007 Lee G. Luna Foreign Travel Scholarship awarded by the National Society for Histotechnology and the 2010 Region 1 Scholarship awarded by the VT/NH Society for Histotechnology.
Reviewer information: Heather Spencer, HT(ASCP) graduated from Goodwin College with her histologic science certification. She currently works in the histology laboratory at New England Dermatology in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Course Description: It is essential that histology professionals understand medical terminology in order to interpret information provided on specimen requisitions, review a surgical schedule and anticipate the specimens that will be submitted to the pathology laboratory, decipher a physician's handwriting, and communicate effectively with other professionals within the medical community. This course provides the definitions for a wide variety of medical prefixes, suffixes, and word roots commonly encountered in the histology laboratory.