Qualifications

MDxT Qualifications

To be eligible for MDxT(AAB) certification, an individual must meet at least one (1) of the following requirements:

1. Earn a doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s(baccalaureate) degree, or the equivalent, from n accredited university or college with a major in a chemical, physical, biological, or clinical laboratory science or medical technology (A degree with a major in Physics or a physical science, must include a minimum of six (6) semester hours of chemistry, six (6) semester hours of biology, and twelve (12) semester hours of chemistry, biology or medical laboratory technology in any combination)

AND

Pass the MT(AAB) Basic Knowledge and MDxT(AAB) Molecular Diagnostics examinations.*

2. Earn an associate degree or an associate of applied science degree from an accredited institution with a major in a laboratory science or medical technology.

AND

Pass the MT(AAB) Basic Knowledge MDxT(AAB) Molecular Diagnostics examinations.*

3. Earn at least sixty (60) semester hours, or equivalent, from an accredited institution that, at a minimum, includes either:

a) twenty-four (24) semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses

OR

b) twenty-four (24) semester hours of science courses that include:

  • six (6) semester hours of chemistry;
  • six (6) semester hours of biology;
  • and twelve (12) semester hours of courses in chemistry, biology or medical laboratory technology in any combination

AND

Have laboratory training that includes either of the following:

a) Completion of a clinical laboratory training program approved or accredited by ABHES, NAACLS (formerly CAHEA), or other accrediting agencies approved by HHS. (This training may be included in the 60 semester hours listed above.)

OR

b) Have at least three (3) months of documented laboratory training within the ten (10) years immediately prior to the application date in the discipline of Molecular Diagnostics examinations.

AND

Pass the MT(AAB) Basic Knowledge MDxT(AAB) Molecular Diagnostics examinations.*

4. Have previously qualified, or could have qualified, as a technologist under the revised Medicare/CLIA ‘67 regulations (42 CFR 493.1433) published on March 14, 1990 (55 FR 9538).

These revised Medicare/CLIA ‘67 regulations include individuals who passed the HHS (formerly HEW) Proficiency Examination for medical technologists and those who had ten (10) years of full-time experience prior to January 1, 1968.

AND

Pass the MT(AAB) Basic Knowledge MDxT(AAB) Molecular Diagnostics examinations.*

Individuals who have documented the required education but who lack the necessary training listed above may still challenge the MDxT(AAB) examinations. Upon passing the examinations, these individuals will be designated Molecular Diagnostics Technologist - Provisional [MDxT-P(AAB)] until they complete the training in the discipline of Molecular Diagnostics at which time the provisional status will be removed.

* Additional disciplines (chemistry, hematology, immunology, immunohematology, microbiology, andrology and embryology) can be added by passing the appropriate examination.

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