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  • Some points for clarification. ASCLS leaders, including the Government Affairs Committee are gathering information trying to understand the FDA's decision. Approvals of products and devices do not require public comment through the formal rule-making ...

  • I think that people can enter the profession through different routes as long as they actually do the final clinical step of internship in a hospital setting. Unfortunately, I don't really know how internships are run these days, but when I did mine ...

  • ​I would like to respond to one part of this very important professional discussion.  That part is that not all certification agencies are created equal.  As an employer, there are two component related to the foundational requirements for consideration ...

  • To say "Our profession is not dependent on active scientists" is erroneous; new test development occurs because of the work performed by active scientists who do not necessarily have a Medical/Clinical Laboratory Science/Technology background. When these ...

  • Many of you have missed my point. Before this gets too out of hand, I'd just like to make it clear that I'm not trying to insult the intelligence or abilities of those with biology/chemistry/physics backgrounds and work as medical laboratory professionals. ...

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