Clinical Laboratory Sciences, formerly the Department of Medical Technology, is accredited by:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
The program was reviewed in March 2012 and was re-accredited until 2019.
For the past 10 years, 99% of program graduates have passed the national certification examination administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification and obtained employment or continued their education within one year of graduation. Click here to view graphs illustrating enrollment, graduation rates, certification examination pass rates and program performance as compared to national averages.
Clinical laboratory scientists (medical technologists /medical laboratory scientists) perform analytical tests on blood and body fluids. As vital members of the health care team, they provide information necessary for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Clinical laboratory science is a profession requiring precise and accurate evaluation techniques and keen problem-solving and judgment skills.
A blend of basic sciences and medicine, the program in Clinical Laboratory Sciences educates and trains students to practice in the disciplines of hematology, immunology/serology, microbiology, chemistry, blood banking, parasitology, mycology, microscopy, and molecular diagnostics. Clinical laboratory scientists may practice in hospitals, independent commercial laboratories, clinics, physicians' offices, blood banks, public health departments, ambulatory care centers, industry, and other settings.
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