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Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science (medical technology)

Clinical Laboratory Science professionals (also sometimes called Medical Laboratory Technologists or Medical Technologists) are highly skilled scientists who discover the presence or absence of disease and provide data that helps physicians determine the best treatment for the patient. Although they are not often personally involved with patients, laboratory technologists and technicians play a crucial role in the process of providing personalized care. They generate vitally important data for identifying and treating cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and many other health conditions.

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Related clinical laboratory science links

K-State Clinical Laboratory Science Website

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

American Medical Technologists

American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences