We just had an API AFB survey where the specimen was put on the back of the slide... Not the labeled side. After the staining process, the specimen circle didn’t take on any color and nothing would come in focus. I stained the other side and sure enough, positive!!!! API’s response, is we should notice where the specimen is regardless of the labeling!
Hello! For some reason our microbiology department has different prices for organism identification. If a patient has one organism the price is higher than the charge for the second organism. And the second organism charge is higher than the third. They all use the same CPT code. Multiple sensitivities are set up the same way. Is there any reason for this? No one here knows why we have different charges like this. I'd like to simplify charging by making it automatic. Currently because of the different charges they have to manually enter them as they are working up the specimens.
I have generalist medical laboratory scientist training, but for over 2 years I have been specializing in Blood Bank. Although I like Blood Bank, I have often have an "itch" to switch over to Microbiology. Can you offer tips to "wow" a prospective interviewer so I can specialize in something new? My previous experience in Microbiology was as a student 4 years ago. Thanks!
Is anyone currently in or ever been in the Rush University dual Masters program for Clinical Lab Management with an SBB?
I have been researching online programs for about a year now and this one seems like the best, but it is very expensive...almost $600 per credit hour with a total of 65 credit hours required to graduate.
I have emailed the contact person regarding basic info such as clinical requirements, graduation rates, etc, but would like unbiased opinions, thoughts, experiences. This is a lot of money to invest in something that may not be as good as it seems.
Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.