Cytopreparation Online Course

This updated and revised course is intended to provide fundamental information about the cytopreparation laboratory, supplementing the orientation materials typically given to new cytopreparatory employees when they are initially hired. The course is very basic, and assumes no prior knowledge of laboratory procedures. The content of this course is also suitable for cytotechnology students and anyone else who may benefit from learning about the procedures and general operation of the cytopreparation laboratory. 

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The course chapters include:

  • Specimen Receipt
  • Specimen Preparation
  • Staining Theory and Purpose
  • Equipment Orientation
  • Troubleshooting Common Problems
  • Quality Control Documentation
  • Lab Safety
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Colletion & Slide Preparation

In addition to the chapter text, the course includes a glossary, supplemental PowerPoint files, study cards and a self-assessment exercise for each chapter. Participants can print their own self-assessment results. There is no minimum score required, nor defined passing grades. If desired, laboratories may monitor self-assessment results and set their own Pass/Fail requirements. Individuals who complete the course may request a Certificate of Completion from ASCT.

Blackboard Online Learning Platform to conclude August 31, 2021. To register, complete the Registration Form and email or fax to ASCT with payment. You will receive your username and password via email from ASCT after payment is received. You MUST fill in your email address in order to receive your username and password.

Contributors to the course are Karen Allen, Rose Marie Gatscha, Gary Gill, Deanna Iverson, Janie Roberson, Brenda Schultz and Jennifer Gordon.

Registration Fee

$95 Individual
$90 Lab Registering (2-3 people) cost is per person
$85 Lab Registering (4-5 people) cost is per person
$80 Lab Registering (6+) cost is per person
$100 Cytotech program  *A program receives one password and name per program and all students have the same log in info
$10 extra quiz packet