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Clinical lab program holds reunion


June 07, 2007

ASU Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program (formerly known as Medical Technology) will hold its first reunion from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., June 9, in Old Main's Carson Ballroom on the Tempe campus.

In addition to celebrating ASU's 23 consecutive years of national accreditation, the reunion will celebrate the success of its many graduates who provide a vital role in the delivery of quality health care.

Clinical laboratory scientists perform laboratory analyses utilized by physicians to diagnose, treat and monitor disease and to evaluate the maintenance of an individual's health.

It is estimated that 70 percent of medical decisions are based on the clinical information that is determined by clinical laboratory scientists, such as confirming diabetes or a potentially dangerous drug level, identifying the bacteria in a wound infection, or detecting early cases of leukemia.

“Today, health care in Arizona is experiencing a shortage of qualified clinical laboratory scientists,” says Diana Mass, the program's director. “This shortage is as critical as the nursing shortage. Those working in clinical laboratories today are making daily contributions to individual patient care. ASU salutes the commitment and dedication of our graduates.”

For more information, contact Mass at (480) 965-7090 or diana.mass@asu.edu.