American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS)
The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) is the oldest and largest non-registry professional society, representing 12,000 non-physician clinical laboratory practitioners. The society's members include clinical laboratory directors, managers, supervisors, hematologists, immunologists, educators, clinical chemists, microbiologists, phlebotomists and other professionals. The mission of ASCLS is support its members in their quest to provide quality services for all consumers. The members ascribe to a code of ethics and are committed to safeguarding the dignity and privacy of patients and providing accurate information to other health care professionals about laboratory services. The Society promotes the highest standards of practice and professional competence through conferences, publications and education programs.
Board representative: Elissa Passiment, EdM, CLS, ASCLS Executive Vice President Emeritus, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Rutgers, School of Health Related Professions