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Clinical and Medical Laboratory Science Professions is a degree category that consists of the following common degrees:

  • Clinical Laboratory Science

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    Clinical Laboratory Science

    Clinical laboratory scientists, also referred to as clinical laboratory technologists, perform complex diagnostic tests. The data that they provide is crucial in identifying cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and many other illnesses and conditions. In the simplest of terms, these scientists are the detectives of healthcare, whose work helps doctors determine appropriate treatment for patients.

    Degree programs in clinical laboratory science are centered on clinical chemistry – the study of bodily fluids, hematology – the study of the physiology of the blood, immunology and serology – the study and analysis of the immune system’s response to disease, immunohematology – the study of the reactions between antigens and antibodies associated with blood transfusion, and parasitology – the study of parasitic organisms such as viruses and bacteria.

    The bachelor’s degree is the most prominent credential in the field. Associate level programs exist, but they are aimed at laboratory technicians, not at laboratory technologists/scientists.

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  • Cytotechnology

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    Cytotechnology

    Cytology is the branch of biology concerned with the structure and function of plant and animal cells. Cytotechnology is the study of cells to detect cellular abnormalities.

    Cytotechnologists use a microscope to examine slides of human cells to uncover evidence of inflammation, infection, or disease. They play a crucial role in the discovery of cancer and pre-cancerous changes in cells. Degree programs in the field prepare students to work in this important medical lab science.

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  • Histotechnology

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    Histotechnology
  • Phlebotomy Technician

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    Phlebotomy Technician