School of Allied Health Professions

Department of Medical Laboratory Science


School of Allied Health Professions

LSU Health sciences center


Essential Functions in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS)

Technical Standards (Essential Functions) are the non-academic standards that a student must be able to master to participate successfully in the MLS program and enter clinical practice.  Examples of this program’s essential functions are provided below.  If you are not sure that you will be able to meet these essential functions, please consult with the Admissions Chair for further information and to discuss your individual situation.

Observation Skills:  A student in the MLS program must possess sufficient skills of observation to perform and interpret laboratory assays, including the ability to:

Motor and Mobility Skills:  A student must possess adequate motor and mobility skills to:

Communication Skills: A student must possess adequate communication skills to:

Behavioral Skills: A student must possess adequate behavioral skills to: