How to Find ASCP Certified Technologists on Short Notice
In the world of medical laboratory testing, having a board certification can have a major impact on a technologist’s employability, and thus on career outcomes. The top cytogenetics testing labs will hire only technologists who have received board certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). ASCP certification is the industry’s highest standard for medical lab professionals. Since its founding in 1928, the ASCP Board of Certification has granted the designation to more than 525,000 individuals.
To become board certified, a medical technologist must undergo an initial eligibility survey using ASCP’s online assessment tool. Once eligibility is established, candidates for board certification must take an exam which corresponds to their area of specialization. There are 21 disciplines—each having their own exam—that are eligible for certification, including Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS), and Cytogenetics (CG).
If your healthcare business is struggling to find the right kind of ASCP certified technologists, there is a quick and easy solution.
Outsourcing your cytogenetic testing has become a very common industry practice. Companies such as Virtual Scientific can save your business valuable time and money by conducting your cytogenetic testing needs. Our laboratories and technologists have all the certifications and accreditations mentioned in the article above, so that your work flow can stay intact, no matter the testing application. Virtual Scientific clients benefit from our industry-leading TAT, and our highly experienced cytogenetic technologists integrate into your team seamlessly, adapting easily to different analysis protocols.
Here is an overview of what outsourcing has to offer and why it’s becoming the method of choice for many academic institutions and commercial labs:
- We charge according to Medicare schedules so you can increase your revenue per case.
- We eliminate the need for overtime pay.
- We hire the most experienced, ASCP certified technologists.
- We follow your laboratory director’s analysis protocol enabling you to maintain control over your cases.
- We are CLIA certified and HIPAA compliant.
- We offer the best turnaround times (TAT) in the business.