ASCP Certification: The Standard of Excellence
Quantitative data was collected via direct observations and structured interviews at different laboratory settings in three different regions of the country. (Table 1)
The length of time spent performing the observations and interviews varied at each sight from one business day up to 16 business days.
Each individual included in the data collection was directly observed and given a structured interview.
Forty interview questions were partially constructed from previously published consensus documents, competency statements and refereed publications. (Table 2)
To ensure consistency in data collection, certified medical technologists on staff at the ASCP-Board of Registry performed the direct observations and interviews.