The Cytologist is responsible for a full range of procedures including the cytodiagnosis under specified criteria of benign and malignant conditions as seen in sputum; respiratory, gastrointestinal and urinary tract washings and brushings; urine, body fluids, and cerebrospinal fluids; uterine, cervical, and vaginal smears; needle aspirations; tumor and tissue imprints. Identifies all unusual findings such as the presence of bacteria, fungi, viruses, yeast, parasites, and changes secondary to therapy, nutritional disorders, etc. the results of this work will be used as a basis for continued patient screening, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic decisions and monitoring.
- The Cytologist must have a Bachelor's Degree in biological sciences which includes one (1) year of training in a school of cytology approved by the American Medical Association.
B. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications
- Must be certified or eligible for certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.