About the Profession

What is a Clinical Laboratory Scientist?

Clinical laboratory Scientists (formally known as Medical Technologists) are responsible for the development, performance, evaluation of laboratory testing that is needed in patient medical care and clinical research. They analyze samples of blood, tissue, and body fluids using cutting-edge technology and a variety of analytical techniques. They are at the forefront of healthcare guiding other health care professionals. 70-80% of all medical decisions are based on laboratory results. A Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Lab Science will give you the ability to work in many different environments and several areas of expertise.

Clinical Lab Scientists work in many environments:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Reference Laboratories
  • Forensic Laboratories
  • Research
  • Veterinary Clinics
  • Industry
  • Public Health
  • Pharmaceutical Laboratories

Areas of Expertise:

  • Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Immunology/ Serology
  • Microbiology/ Virology
  • Blood Banking
  • Toxicology
  • Urinalysis
  • Molecular Diagnostics

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