Clinical Lab Science
The Clinical Laboratory Science area offers a basic professional program of education leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences. This program, accredited by National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL, 60018; Tel: 773-714-8880, is designed to prepare the student in:
-The Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, etc.)
-The Clinical Laboratory Sciences
-People orientation/patient care
-Accurate performance of complex analyses
-Assumption of responsibility
-Professional communication and management
Clinical Laboratory Science is that branch of medicine concerned with the performance of laboratory determinations and analyses used in the prevention, diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of diseases. Many of the laboratory tests involve life-and-death situations. Therefore, the profession requires and needs technologists who are precise, dependable, dedicated, and have a strong sense of responsibility.
Practitioners of Clinical Laboratory Science are employed in hospitals, public health laboratories, sales (lab equipment and supplies), industry, reference lab, research, physicians' offices, education, and other areas of health care. Clinical Laboratory Science graduates are also qualified to undertake graduate education in research, medicine and other fields.
Upon successful completion of the Tuskegee University Program, the Bachelor of Science degree is awarded. After graduation, graduates are eligible to take a national certification examination, given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (Board of Registry). This provides certification and a professional title MLS (ASCP) . In those states requiring licensure (except for a few states), these national certifications may suffice for employment purposes.