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The Missouri legislation would require licenses for Clinical Laboratory Scientists (CLS/MT), Categorical Laboratory Scientists, Clinical Laboratory Technicians (CLM/MLT), and Clinical Laboratory Assistants (CLA).
With the current crisis in healthcare, the clinical laboratory scientist has an opportunity to step forward and show how the profession can contribute to the new integrated healthcare system.
Two of the specialties that physicians, nurses and others consult with are the clinical laboratory scientist and the pathologist and often their specific expertise may be confused.
The majority of the participants followed a traditional career path with experiences as a clinical laboratory scientist, a university faculty member and related experiences, and finally as a higher education administrator.
LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Professionals including social workers, dieticians and clinical laboratory scientists at Tenet Healthcare Corporation's Monterey Park Hospital made history on Tuesday, June 10 by voting to join Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 121RN as part of a sweeping movement to bring better patient care and conditions to Tenet hospitals throughout California.
His roles with COMACC and ABCC have also had an impact on the focus and direction of clinical laboratory scientist training.
Part I gives a very thoughtful discussion of clinical utilization issues and the emerging role of the clinical laboratory scientist (CLS) as a bridge between the laboratory and the clinician needing laboratory information.
The clinical laboratory scientist is therefore fulfilling a professional role that we are educated to perform, that of communicating and interpreting laboratory test data to the consumer.
ABBREVIATIONS: ASCP = American Society for Clinical Pathology; CLS= clinical laboratory scientist as certified by NCA; MT = medical technologist as certified by ASCP; NCA=National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel; RT(R) = registered radiologic technologist as certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
There is a real need for an authoritative source of information on this topic for the clinical laboratory scientist.
With the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment's (CLIA) final rule, the ability of the Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) to perform method validation has become increasingly important.
The 29th meeting of the Oak Ridge Conference was another success and again provided the opportunity for the clinical laboratory scientist to look ahead and examine the issues that new technology will bring to the practice of laboratory medicine in the not-too-distant future.

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