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Clinical Laboratory Science/
Medical Technology

Coleman Hall (CF) 120
1140 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5119
(317) 274-4702
Academic Programs
Bachelor of Science (CLS)-Indianapolis Campus
Bachelor of Science (CLS)-Fort Wayne Campus
Bachelor of Science (MT)-Southeast Campus
Courses in Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology

Academic Programs

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology

Educational programs in clinical laboratory science/medical technology are located on the following Indiana University campuses: Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana University Medical Center; Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne, Parkview Hospital; and Indiana University Southeast (New Albany).

Description of the Profession Clinical laboratory science/medical technology is a diverse, science-oriented profession aimed at accurate performance of clinical laboratory procedures on biologic samples from patients. The results from these procedures are used by physicians in diagnosing and treating diseases. Some of the tasks that clinical laboratory scientists/medical technologists perform are listed below:

These laboratory personnel continually evaluate the quality of the results from procedures and instruments and solve any problems that relate to inconsistencies. Excellent communication skills are required to interact with other members of the health care team, to teach, and to manage individuals under their supervision.

Clinical laboratory scientists/medical technologists typically work in laboratories located in hospitals, clinics, physician group practices, blood centers, medical research facilities, or medically oriented industries.

Graduates of the Program Students who successfully complete the senior/professional year of the clinical laboratory science/medical technology program and have a baccalaureate degree are eligible to take national certification examinations. Nationally recognized certification is a requirement for employment in many settings.

Credentials Required to Practice M.T.(ASCP), Medical Technologist; or C.L.S. (NCA), Clinical Laboratory Scientist.

Licensure Requirements to Practice There is no state licensure in Indiana; however, some states require licensure in addition to or instead of national certification.
 


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