Title

Tracing our roots: the beginnings of a profession

Document Type

Article

Publication Source

Clinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology

Publication Date

1998-05-01

Volume

11

Issue

3

First Page

161

Last Page

166

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine the role of the American Society of Clinical Pathology and the Board of Registry in shaping the field of clinical laboratory science during its formative years. DESIGN: A survey of literature on the history of clinical laboratory science was conducted. References consulted include various books and professional journals. CONCLUSION: The Board of Registry played a significant role in the early development of clinical laboratory science. The Board established standards of competence for entry-level practitioners and a mechanism for assessing competence and developed an accreditation process for educational programs.

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