Three current staff members in the flow cytometry department of the Yellowstone Pathology Institute, Inc., (YPII) have added a qualification as cytometrists to their current clinical lab board certifications. The designation is earned after successfully completing an exam given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Flow cytometry is a laboratory diagnostic tool used in the detection and treatment of leukemias, lymphomas and other blood disease processes.
The new qualification was earned by Nancy Streets, MT(ASCP), Sean Gratwohl, MLS(ASCP)cm, and Troy Krieger, MLS(ASCP)cm. Krieger was also named the recipient of the National Student Honor Award 2014, given by the ASCP to an ASCP member in the final year of a NAACLS accredited graduate program, He is completing his graduate studies through the UND-Grand Forks School of Medicine. He is also a new member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, of which only the top 15 percent of undergrads and grads are accepted from a university that bears a society chapter. They may be reached at 238-6360.