"I would tell students coming into the lab for their internship that they are well on their way to becoming 'laboratory detectives'; a histotechnologist is a lab detective that processes hard evidence – tissue samples and body fluids. Routine tissue processing can take four to sixteen hours to find the 'clues,' whereas a rushed case using frozen sections can take twenty minutes or less.
In a hospital setting, the histotechnologist is not isolated; he/she interacts with other areas besides pathology. A close relationship with microbiology and hematology is warranted -- it is an exciting and lively work environment."
Alix Vieux, BSMT