The Consortium of Medical Laboratory Educators, Inc.

Influenza A H7N9 as viewed through an electron microscope. Courtesy of CDC

What is Clinical Laboratory Science?

It's all about providing key information to physicians and caregivers that helps them provide the best possible care to patients.

  • Do you like science?
  • Do you enjoy helping others?
  • Do you want to be a professional?
  • Do you like solving problems?

Then Take a Look at the Lab!

Quality patient care requires a combined effort of many individuals contributing their expertise, including those in the clinical laboratory. In the lab, professionals work together to provide accurate laboratory test results that the physicians use to diagnose, treat and subsequently monitor patient progress.

The clinical lab offers the skilled professional the opportunity to uncover vital health information from blood, urine, body fluids and other tissues. Behind the scenes, these team members play a major role in providing the best in health care. Take a look at this website to see if this is a career for you.What Skills do you Need?Clinical laboratory science programs offer both didactic and hands-on instruction, with assessment of both knowledge and skills. The educational program that you attend will prepare you to work in all the areas listed here.