Medical Labs Attacked in India as Part of Ongoing Scope-of-Practice Battle between Pathologists and Medical Laboratory Technologists

India’s courts are slowly addressing scope of practice issues in pathology laboratories Turf wars among medical laboratory professionals about scope of practice—combined with concerns about price-gouging—resulted in the ransacking of three pathology laboratories in India. On Thursday, June 21, 2012, members of the regional political party known as Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) attacked three pathology laboratories, damaging equipment and furniture. The three medical laboratories were...

New Molecular Diagnostics Training Program at Ferris State for Clinical Pathology Lab Professionals

Medical technologists and clinical laboratory scientists will study the hottest new genetic technologies There’s a new bachelor’s degree program in molecular diagnostics that will help expand the number of medical technologists (MT) and clinical laboratory scientists (CLS) available to work in the nation’s clinical pathology laboratories. The announcement was made last month by Ferris State University (FSU) in Big Rapids, Michigan. “Continued growth in personalized medicine has created demand...

Tackling Every Clinical Lab’s Medical Technologist Recruiting & Retention Challenge

Learn why medical labs shoot themselves in the foot when advertising and interviewing candidate! Probably the single most publicized trend in laboratory medicine is the shortage of medical technologists (MTs), clinical laboratory scientists (CLS), and medical laboratory technologists (MLTs). This shortage prevents many clinical laboratory managers from keeping their laboratories staffed at authorized levels. Equally publicized is the looming mass exodus of Baby Boomers from clinical laboratory...
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