To better reflect our relationship with the National organization, we have changed our name to the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science – Missouri.




What we do should not be just a job.  Regardless of public awareness, we need to hold ourselves to higher standards.  We should strive to be our best, to show we take our career seriously, that we care about accuracy, and above all: we better ourselves to better serve the patient. After all, the healthcare system needs us – the men and women who provide timely and accurate results - so that caregivers can give the best patient care possible. If you have any opportunities you would like assistance with or would like to help out, email our Promotion of the Profession Chairperson, contact information located on our roster under the leadership menu item.



There are many ways to promote the profession such as hosting tables at career fairs and health fairs, presenting laboratory science to a class, engaging the community or other health professionals in a discussion about the lab, and writing articles to local newspapers. This is not an exhaustive list, there is no limit to things we can do to benefit our profession. ASCLS wants you to provide the face to our profession. Visit for more ways to do this.


Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) originated in 1975 as National Medical Laboratory Week (NMLW). Designed to bring awareness to the field and celebrate it's practioners, lab week is a great way to promote the profession.

So this April 24-30, promote the profession. Let everyone know about the vital work you perform. Let them know how dedicated you are to the laboratory profession.  But above all, celebrate yourself, your contribution to healthcare, and the other Clinical Laboratory Scientists around you.