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Cytogenetics and non-M.D.

Frequently cytogenetics studies (which can includes FISH; depending on
the institution) are "signed out" or approved by a non-M.D.  These "PhD
Pathologists" are board-certified in cytogenetics and are frequently the
most qualified to perform this function (for chromosome analysis).

On the subject of FISH testing for paraffin embedded tissue, however,
shouldn’t only board certified MD pathologists "sign out" reports for
clinicians?  I’m not sure how CLIA addresses this but as far as
HISTOLOGY procedures are concerned, I think you need an MD.  What is
your opinion?  thanks!

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