What IS Clinical Laboratory Science?
Clinical Laboratory Science involves the hematological, chemical, immunologic, and microscopic analysis of body fluids and tissues in a health care environment. Physicians use the information gained from laboratory tests to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease.
The Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) and the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) contribute to the care of patients in many areas. A MLS/MLT working in the Blood Bank utilizes current immunologic technology to determine compatibility between a blood donor and a blood transfusion recipient. A MLS/MLT can work as a microbiologist and determine the pathogens involved in patient infections. A MLS/MLT can work in the areas of hematology, coagulation, and chemistry where they provide physicians valuable information from laboratory tests performed on blood, urine, cerebrospinal fluid, and other bodily fluids. A MLS/MLT can work in clinics, hospitals, reference and research laboratories.
The field of clinical laboratory science is always changing as technology and scientific knowledge improves. A career in clinical laboratory science is challenging, fascinating, and rewarding!
For more information on the field and the importance of laboratory testing watch this amazing video, A Life Saved.
Camellia st. john
1989 - 1992 Director Region VII, American Society for Medical Technology
1985 - 1988 President-Elect, President, Past President, Texas Society for Medical Technology
1981-1985 Secretary, Texas Society for Medical Technology
Camellia St. John is being inducted into the Paris Junior College Academic Hall of Honor and Athletic Hall of Fame. She is a past president and secretary for TACLS (formerly known as Texas Society for Medical Technology.) She was and still is very involved on the national level and is currently a member of the By Laws Committee for Alpha Mu Tau.
Camellia is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, School of Health Professions at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Following graduation from PJC, she went on to earn her bachelor's degree as a medical technologist from Texas Women's University and her Masters of Education from Prairie View A&M University in education and guidance counseling.
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