Medical Laboratory Science (MLS), formerly known as Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS), professionals generate, interpret, and report test results vital in making a timely and accurate diagnosis. Attention to detail and problem solving skills are highly valued in this profession.
Some MLS professionals work as generalists, which means they work in all areas of laboratory medicine including:
Others specialize in just one of these laboratory disciplines. MLS professionals are found in hospitals, commercial laboratories, blood banks, public health agencies, pharmaceutical research, forensic science, and other businesses that generate laboratory data.
MLS professionals are credentialed. They may obtain certification by either of two nationally recognized agencies.
MLSs or MTs are experts in medical testing who interact with all members of the healthcare team that rely on accurate and timely results to enhance patient care.
The Medical Laboratory Science Program at Illinois State University is accredited by:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: (773) 714-8880