Below are links to outside sites that are beneficial to work in the Clinical Laboratory.

ASLCS- National Homepage

For any questions you have about ASCLS.  For any questions about the Wyoming Chapter of ASLCS, contact the ASCLS-Wyoming President Theresa Barbre at theresa.barbre@va.gov.  Alternatively you can contact the webmaster, BreeAnn Widman at breeannw24@hotmail.com.  We would be glad to help you out!

 

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)-

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is the world’s largest professional membership organization for pathologists and laboratory professionals. Their mission is to provide excellence in education, certification and advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists and laboratory professionals across the globe. ASCP has more than 100,000 members and has been active since 1922. The National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA) as recently merged with ASCP.

 

American Medical Technologists (AMT)-

American Medical Technologists (AMT) is a nonprofit certification agency and professional membership association representing over 60,000 individuals in allied health care. They certify Medical Technologists (MT), Medical Lab Technician (MLT), Medical Lab Assistants, Medical Assistants (MA), Phlebotomists, Medical Administrative Specialists, Dental Assistants, Allied Health Instructors and Certified LAboratory Consultants.

 

American Association of Blood Banks (AABB)-

AABB is an international, not-for-profit association which represents individuals and institutions that are involved in the field of transfusion medicine and cellular therapies.  They are committed to improving health by developing and delivering standards, accreditation and educational programs that focus on patient and donor care in addition to safety. AABB has a membership of nearly 2,000 institutions and 8,000 individuals Members are located in more than 80 countries.

 

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)-

AACC is an international society of clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists and other individuals involved with clinical chemistry and related disciplines. AACC was founded in 1948.  The society has over 8,000 members and is headquartered in Washington, DC.  They provide leadership in advancing the practice and profession of clinical laboratory science and its application to health care. We are best known for the journal Clinical Chemistry.

 

American Society for Microbiology (ASM)-

The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. Membership has grown from 59 scientists in 1899 to more than 39,000 members today!  They have more than one third of members located outside the United States. Members represent 26 disciplines of microbiological specialization plus a division for microbiology educators. Eligibility for Full Membership is open to any person who is interested in microbiology and holds at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in microbiology or related field.

 

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

NAACLS is an accrediting agency for clinical laboratories. They are committed to being the premier international agency for accreditation and approval of education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences and related health care professions. NAACLS, along with its professional organizations, provides comprehensive services including program accreditation, program approval, consultation, and continuing education. NAACLS provides these services for educational programs, students, employers, and health care consumers.

 

Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI)-

CLSI is a not-for-profit membership organization, the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) brings together the global laboratory community in order to foster excellence in laboratory medicine. They do this by facilitating a process of developing clinical laboratory testing standards based on input from and consensus among industry, government, and health care professionals. For over 40 years, members, volunteers, and customers have made CLSI a leader in the development and implementation of clinical laboratory testing standards.

 

Joint Commission (TJC)-

Formerly known as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

 

Lab Tests Online-

This website is designed to help patients and family members understand clinical laboratory tests as well as provide up to date information of Clinical Laboratory Scientists to a method to keep up with advances in laboratory medicine.


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