Clinical Laboratory ScienceClinical Laboratory Science (CLS) is the official journal of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. CLS is an online journal published quarterly and features articles on the very latest in research, education, and government actions affecting clinical laboratory science professionals and their integration and impact on the healthcare system.

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Professional membership in ASCLS includes a subscription to Clinical Laboratory Science. Individual and institutional subscriptions may be purchased separately.  Annual Professional membership dues for ASCLS are $96, $40 of which is allocated to a subscription of CLS. The cost of single copies is $18.

All articles published represent the opinions of the authors and do not reflect the official policy of ASCLS or the authors’ institutions unless specified.

Microfilm and microfiche editions of CLS are available from Proquest, 300 N Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor MI 48106.


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Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) is now accepting electronic submissions through our integrated author/reviewer portal for manuscript processing. Should authors choose to utilize it, the system employs ORCID identification. First time users may create a free account in the CLS system. The system allows for authors to track their submissions in real time. CLS also publishes all submissions that have been accepted, edited, and approved immediately online, ahead of print, speeding the process for authors.

Manuscript Submissions

To encourage consistency in style, refer to guidelines in Scientific Style and Format – The Council of Science Editors Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 2006. Detailed instructions for authors are available. Contact the CLS Editor-in-Chief for more information. Correspondence related to editorial content should may be addressed to the editor-in-chief at

Reference Documents

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Author Contribution

Financial Interest

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