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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
Reference and Instruction Librarian - Fort Worth Campus
6777 Camp Bowie Blvd., #445
phone: 817-717-3315

Help is also available by using the Ask a Librarian page, emailing, calling (254) 968-9249, or coming into the library.

Medical Laboratory Sciences Subcategories:


AACC (formerly known as American Association for Clinical Chemistry) - is an international scientific/medical society of 8,000 members from all areas of clinical and research laboratories, diagnostic companies, government agencies, original equipment manufacturers, focusing on clinical laboratory science and its application to healthcare.

AAB Board of Registry (ABOR) – mission is to identify, on a non-discriminatory basis, those individuals who meet the minimum requirements for certification as an: MT(AAB) – Medical Technologist; ELS(AAB) – Embryology Laboratory Scientist; ALS(AAB) – Andrology Laboratory Scientist; MDxT(AAB) – Molecular Diagnostics Technologist; MLT(AAB) – Medical Laboratory Technician. ABOR is a subdivision of AAB.

AABB (formerly known as American Association of Blood Banks) - is a professional organization which advances the practice and standards of transfusion medicine and cellular therapies to optimize patient and donor care, and safety.

American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB) - is committed to excellence in clinical laboratory services by enhancing the professional skills of its members; promoting more efficient and productive operations; offering external quality control programs; collaborating with other professional associations and government agencies; promoting safe laboratory practices; and educating legislators, regulators, and the general public about clinical laboratory tests and procedure.

American Medical Technologists (AMT) - is a nationally and internationally recognized certification agency and membership society for the allied health professionals in laboratory, medical and dental offices, and health education.

American Public Health Association (APHA) - speaks up for public health issues and policies backed by science, influences federal policy, brings together members from all fields of public health, and publishes the American Journal of Public Health and The Nation's Health newspaper.

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

American Society for Clinical Pathology  (ASCP) - is the world’s largest professional membership organization for pathologists and laboratory professionals providing excellence in education, certification, and advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists, and laboratory professionals across the globe.

American Society for Microbiology (ASM) – began in 1899, with 39,000+ current members of which more than 1/3 are outside of the USA. AMS has a mission to promote and advance microbial science. ASM offers a student membership.

American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) – collaborates with other professional organizations and government agencies to address issues relating to cytopathology with education as the primary focus improved patient care. ASC offers student memberships.

American Society of Hematology (ASH) - has 15,000+ members from nearly 100 countries, and is the world's largest professional society serving both clinicians and scientists working to conquer blood diseases through understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood and blood systems.

Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) – founded in 1995, with 3000+ current members, AMP acts as the primary resource for expertise, education, and collaboration, while giving members the ability to influence national and international policy and regulation, provide for innovation, and protect patient access to high quality, appropriate testing.

Association of Genetic Technologists (AGT) - 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  (CLMA) - founded in 1976, is an international association of 1,800+ clinical laboratory professionals providing support, resources and advocacy in the clinical laboratory industry, and supporting laboratory professionals as they take on leadership roles in their laboratories.

International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) - is a worldwide, non-political organization for clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine responsible for (1) global standard setting in collaboration with other international organizations, (2) supporting its members through scientific and educational endeavor, and (3) providing a series of congresses, conferences and focused meetings in order for laboratory medicine specialists to meet and present original findings and best practice. 

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 Independent Laboratory Association (NILA) - is a trade association for community and regional clinical laboratories. NILA serves as a platform for laboratory owners and senior executives to share business expertise, focus on legislative and regulatory issues, to work together to address industry concerns, and to improve the operations of NILA's member laboratories.

National Society for Histotechnology (NSH) - begun in 1973, NSH has 4,000+ members. NSH hosts an annual Symposium/Convention, publishes a the Journal of Histotechnology, is home to Resource Committees, is the #1 source of quality continuing education, maintains an Online Learning Center, and serves as contact hour provider for affiliate and organization partners in the histology community.

Texas Association for Clinical Laboratory Science (TACLS) – serves as the voice of all clinical laboratory professionals, creating a vision for the advancement of the clinical laboratory practice field, and advocating the value and role of the profession, ensuring safe, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient centered health care. TACLS offers student memberships.


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

WWW: Forensic Toxicology - maintained as a public service by experts in the field giving lists of forensics experts, websites, government laboratories, expert witnesses, and general forensics links.

government information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - is the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of U.S. citizens - 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.

CDC Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC) – provides advice and guidance to HHS on general issues related to improvement in clinical laboratory quality and laboratory medicine practice as well as providing advice and guidance on specific questions related to possible revision of the CLIA standards.

FBI Laboratory – organization dedicated to using science to defend and protect our nation using forensic laboratories.

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


Atlas of Hematology - for students and professionals in the field of morphology of blood cells, providing stains and photographs applicable to hematology.

Lab Tests

Lab Tests Online - site produced by AACC, is an award-winning health information web resource designed to help patients and caregivers understand the lab tests vital to medical care. 


Pathmax - is a free links page for pathology.

Internet Pathology Laboratory for Medical Education - includes 2700+ images along with text, tutorials, laboratory exercises, and 1300+ self-assessment examinations that demonstrate gross and microscopic pathologic findings associated with human disease conditions.

safety – find free safety data sheets through online searches or MSDS database search.

NIOSH for Health Care Workers - Long list of full-text documents on accident and disease prevention for healthcare workers.

U. S. Department of Labor OSHA Laboratories – provides standards to protect laboratory workers from chemical hazards as well as biological, physical, and safety hazards.

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


Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) - a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, ATSDR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances.

TOXNET – tool for searching databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.