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What is a medical laboratory science professional?

Medical laboratory science professionals, often called medical laboratorians, are vital healthcare detectives, uncovering and providing laboratory information from laboratory analyses that assist physicians in patient diagnosis and treatment, as well as in disease monitoring or prevention (maintenance of health). We use sophisticated biomedical instrumentation and technology, computers, and methods requiring manual dexterity to perform laboratory testing on blood and body fluids. Laboratory testing encompasses such disciplines as clinical chemistry, hematology, immunology, immunohematology, microbiology, and molecular biology. Medical laboratory science professionals generate accurate laboratory data that are needed to aid in detecting cancer, heart attacks, diabetes, infectious mononucleosis, and identification of bacteria or viruses that cause infections, as well as in detecting drugs of abuse. In addition, we monitor testing quality and consult with other members of the healthcare team.

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The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science is the preeminent organization for clinical laboratory science practitioners. ASCLS provides dynamic leadership and vigorously promotes all aspects of clinical laboratory science practice, education, and management to ensure excellent, accessible, and cost-effective laboratory services for the consumers of health care.

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ASCLS Wisconsin Leaders

Meet your Board of Directors 

Samantha Salm
President

Melissa Kasper 
President-Elect

Elizabeth Dahlgren 
Past-President

Michael Lukowski
Treasurer 

Kathryn Golab 
Secretary

Patricia Boyer
Executive Secretary

Clayton Fraker Developing 
Professional Chair

Alexandra Nussbaum 
Board Member
At-Large

Leah Narans
Board Member
At-Large

Zac Lunak 
Board Member
At-Large

Tasha Melms
Board Member
At-Large