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Medical Laboratory Sciences Internet Resources

Lisa Blackwell

This page contains links to web sites outside of Tarleton.

The links are provided as a convenience for research.

Tarleton has no control over, and is not responsible for the content found on external sites.

Please contact the subject-specialist librarian if you have research questions, would like library instruction, or have material purchase requests.

Lisa Wan
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phone: 817-717-3315

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Medical Laboratory Sciences Subcategories:


American Association for Clinical Chemistry - is an international scientific/medical society which includes clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists and other individuals involved with clinical chemistry and other clinical laboratory science-related disciplines.

American Association of Blood Banks - professional society of more than 2,400 community, regional and Red Cross blood centers, hospital-based blood banks and transfusion services.

American Association of Hematology - is the world's largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders. Because blood is essential to human function, the science of hematology profoundly affects the understanding of many diseases.

American Medical Technologists - a nonprofit certification agency and professional membership association representing nearly 27,000 individuals in allied health care. Established in 1939, AMT has been providing allied health professionals with professional certification services and membership programs to enhance their professional and personal growth. AMT's mission is to issue certification credentials to medical and dental assistants, clinical laboratory personnel, laboratory consultants, and allied health instructors.

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - (ASCLS), is the preeminent organization for clinical laboratory science practitioners.

American Society for Clinical Pathology - is widely accepted as the most influential leader in the certification of medical technologists through its Board of Registry, an administratively independent certification agency.

Association of Genetic Technologists - is a non-profit professional organization established to promote cooperation and exchange of information among those engaged in classical cytogenetics, molecular and biochemical genetics, and to stimulate interest in genetics as a career.

Clinical Laboratory Management Association - is the primary management resource for leaders in all levels of the laboratory, enabling them to identify, analyze, and respond to trends to become experts in the complex issues that drive the laboratory industry and health care in general. Their education programs, publications, networking opportunities, and advocacy efforts help members develop transferable leadership skills that strengthen their job performance, career, and the laboratory profession.

International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine - has the major responsibility for coordinating the development of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine on an international basis. In fulfilling this responsibility, it co-operates with many other international, regional and national organizations, particularly in the fields of education and standardization.

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) - is committed to being the premier international agency for accreditation and approval of educational programs in the clinical laboratory sciences and related health professions through the involvement of expert volunteers and its dedication to public service.

National Society for Histotechnology - As the one organization representing histotechnology, NSH provides a voice for this laboratory discipline and a means of maintaining knowledge and skills for advancement of the profession. The membership of NSH supports the Society in its efforts to meet these objectives: Promote better patient care through development and maintenance of quality education. Plan and conduct innovative educational programs. Develop and publish educational resource materials. Expand and improve scientific publications. Prepare relevant standards and procedures for the profession. Provide scholarships for educational advancement.

Texas Association for Clinical Laboratory Science (TACLS) - The Texas organization is a part of the ASCLS.


Biological Exceptions Blog - Applies biological concepts to real life situations and discoveries. 

body fluids

Urinalysis Tutorial - from the Internet Pathology Laboratory which explains proper procedure for a urinalysis and includes pictures of slides.

DNA and forensic science

CDC Assuring the Quality of Laboratory Practices in Genetic Testing - information on how to improve the public's health through continuous improvement in laboratory practice in human genetic testing.

WWW: Forensic Toxicology - maintained as a public service by experts in the field.

government information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

FBI Laboratory - Information about services and training provided by the FBI.

Texas Department of Health Bureau of Laboratories - The Texas Department of Health provides laboratory services to communities that do not have laboratories, advanced training, and oversees public health in Texas.


Atlas of Hematology - To teach students and professionals in the field of morphology of blood cells.

Bloodline - is a web site which publishes original research, creates reference works, and creates and disseminates educational material.

Lab Tests

Lab Tests Online - This web site is a collaboration of professional associations representing the lab community. This is a non-profit site for professionals and for lay people to better understand tests.


Pathmax - is a free links page for pathology.

Internet Pathology Laboratory for Medical Education - This popular web resource includes over 1900 images along with text, tutorials, laboratory exercises, and examination items for self assessment that demonstrate gross and microscopic pathologic findings associated with human disease conditions.


Environmental Health and Safety - from Cornell University, this web site includes MSDS available from the internet as well as other safety related databases.

NIOSH for Health Care Workers - Large list of full-text documents on accident and disease prevention for health care workers.

U. S. Department of Labor OSHA Laboratories - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, recognizing the unique characteristics of the laboratory workplace, tailored a standard for occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories. This standard is often referred to as the "Laboratory Standard." Under this standard a laboratory is required to produce a Chemical Hygiene Plan which addresses the specific hazards found in its location, and its approach to them.

Where to Find Material Safety Data Sheets on the Internet - Links to MSDS and much more.


Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) - is the agency of the United States Government in charge of public health assessments of waste sites, health consultations concerning specific hazardous substances, health surveillance and registries, response to emergency releases of hazardous substances, applied research in support of public health assessments, information development and dissemination, and education and training concerning hazardous substances.

TOXNET - is a cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas.

WWW Virtual Library Forensic Toxicology - is, quite literally, the use of toxicology in courts of law. This is most often understood to mean the analysis of alcohol, drugs, and poisons in body fluids and the interpretation of those analytical results for the benefit of the courts.