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What is Medical Laboratory Technology all About?

Students considering a career in Clinical Laboratory Science should understand the challenges of medicine and science. The Medical Laboratory Technologist has the best of both worlds. The practice of modern medicine would be impossible without the tests performed in the clinical laboratory. A medical team of pathologists, technologists, and technicians work together to determine the presence, extent, or absence of disease and provide data needed to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.

Mission Statement

The Mission Statement for the Medical Laboratory Technology Program is:
  1. to educate medical laboratory technicians to perform routine clinical laboratory tests as the primary analyst making specimen oriented decisions and predetermined criteria, including a working knowledge of critical values, and

  2. to educate medical laboratory technicians in accordance with the Standards of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119 (773) 714-8880.

Vanessa Coonrod, MHA, MLS (ASCP)
Program Director

West Campus
Health Science Bldg 3, Room 144
(361) 698-2843

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