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Meet the Editor

Hello fellow members.  I am new to AMT and the New Jersey State Society.  I appreciate the warm welcome I have received and am looking forward to meeting more of you in the upcoming year.

I first became interested in Medical Laboratory Science when I was a high school student.  My favorite TV show was Quincy, M.E.  But I didn’t want to be like Quincy.  My favorite character was Sam, the lab technician. He had the best job and worked with the coolest instruments. And not a single crime could be solved without the results of the lab tests.

After high school, I attended Camden County College and obtained an Associates of Applied Sciences in Medical Laboratory Technology.  The program was associated with the ASCP, so I took my certification exam immediately after graduating.

My first laboratory job was in a hospital microbiology lab as a specimen processor (plater).  I returned to college and earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Life Sciences and sat for the NCA certification exam for Microbiology Technologist. From then, I moved through several positions in microbiology working my way up to the supervisor position.  I spent all my clinical time in microbiology, specializing in sexually transmitted disease.

For six years, I worked for a national reference laboratory in sales and service.  I used my clinical experience and knowledge to sell advanced testing and addressing service concerns.

About 9 years ago, I had the opportunity to work on a project that only comes along once in a lifetime.  I was part of the development and opening of a Physician’s Office Laboratory.  From conception to inception, I worked with the architect, laboratory test selection, software implementation, staffing, etc. The laboratory has been open for almost 7 years. 

Last year, I opened a consulting business for clinical laboratories.  I submitted a portfolio of the last 3 years of work, and earned my AMT certification as a Clinical Laboratory Consultant.  With that certification, I joined the New Jersey State Society and am proudly serving as Editor for the next 2 years.

As I look back on my career, I am enormously proud of the contributions I have made to the health and welfare of thousands of patients.  I am proud of the commitments I made to my employers and to my coworkers. And I am thrilled to bring all of that to you, my fellow AMT brothers and sisters.

Margaret E Blaetz, CLC(AMT)

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