Clinical Laboratory Science Handbook

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Proper treatment of healthcare patients always depends on an accurate diagnosis. Now more than ever, physicians rely on laboratory test results to make these diagnoses and monitor the results of their therapies. While clinical laboratory personnel have minimal patient contact, they play a crucial role on the health care team by examining and analyzing body fluids, tissues and cells in order to detect and diagnose disease. They perform complex chemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, microscopic, and bacteriological tests using state-of-the-art computerized instrumentation and microscopes. They may work in several areas of the clinical laboratory or specialize in just one.

Career Opportunities

While most laboratory professionals are employed in hospital laboratories, opportunities are also available in other settings such as physicians’ offices, research laboratories, commercial, public health, and industrial laboratories, education, pharmaceutical and laboratory sales and service, and others.    

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Accreditation Information 

This program is nationally accredited by: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
As an accredited program, NAACLS requires a program to publish program outcomes meeting certain benchmarks:

Clinical Laboratory Science Technology Program Benchmarks