ASCLS Today is the membership newsletter of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.

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Scholarships for Graduate and Undergraduate Clinical Laboratory Science Students

Volume 37 Number 1 | February 2023 The Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity and ASCLS Education and Research Fund, Inc., support the advancement of medical laboratory professionals through scholarships for clinical laboratory science students. Applicants for all scholarships must be ASCLS members. Learn more about eligibility requirements and download the application at The application deadline…

Heather Herrington

Self-Care is Patient Care

Volume 36 Number 6 | December 2022 Heather Herrington, DVM, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Ascending Professionals Forum Chair Let’s get this out of the way right from the very start—I’m a hypocrite. When I came up with the idea for this article, there was no doubt in my mind it was a subject that needed to be…

Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of Theranos

Remember Theranos?

Volume 36 Number 6 | December 2022 Miles Tompkins, MLT(ASCP)CM, ASCLS Board of Directors With the challenges that shortages bring to an already exhausted laboratory workforce, it can become easily justifiable for some facilities to grab anyone off the street who can hold a pipette to sit at a bench and put them to work.…

Diane Davis

The Importance of Accurate Laboratory Reference Intervals for Transgender Patients

Volume 36 Number 6 | December 2022 Diane Davis, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CMSCCMSLSCM, ASCLS-Maryland Board Member and ASCLS Region II Treasurer Accurate reference intervals for transgender patients significantly influence patient safety and are also an ethical obligation of medical laboratory professionals. First, a short vocabulary lesson from GLAAD to ensure that the following information is clear. Transgender…

Carlo Ledesma

Gender-Inclusive Transfusion Medicine: A Patient Safety Initiative

Volume 36 Number 6 | December 2022 Carlo Ledesma, MS, MLS(ASCP)CMSHCMDLMCMQLSCM, MT(AMT), ASCLS Diversity Advocacy Council Councilor-at-Large In emergency medical situations involving an exsanguinating patient and the ABO type is unavailable, uncrossmatched group O RBCs is the axiom of clinical management until the appropriate ABO/Rh type and pre-transfusion testing is completed. The current guidelines in…