The medical laboratory is an integral part of the healthcare field, providing physicians with critical information for patient diagnosis and treatment. Medical laboratory personnel perform testing on blood, body fluids and tissues. Medical Laboratory scientists play a pivotal role in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease. The services of Medical Laboratory Scientists are in demand.
For more than 78 years, the School of Medical Laboratory Science has educated individuals to be leaders in this field. Students develop a professional attitude, a solid foundation in related scientific principles, proficiency in the performance of laboratory procedures, and the skills necessary to take on the professional role of healthcare practitioner.
The School is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois 60018, phone number 773-714-8880.
The Department of Laboratory Services, one of the largest medical laboratories in the state, is an integral part of the Reading Hospital. The staff of medical laboratory scientists and technicians performs over 4 million tests annually, providing physicians with information helpful in diagnosing and treating patients.
The expertise of eight staff pathologists, four pathologist assistants, specially trained department supervisors, a Medical Director, and an Administrative Director provide professional support and perspective.
The Laboratory includes the following sections: Urinalysis, Hematology, Coagulation, Microbiology, Immunology/Serology, Chemistry, Blood Bank, Surgical Pathology, Cytology, Phlebotomy, Central Receiving, and Point of Care Testing.
Deborah Evans, MEd, MLS, SM(ASCP)CM, SM(NRCM) — Program
Director, Medical Laboratory Science Program
Reading Health System
K Building, Room 3922
PO Box 16052
Reading, PA 19612-6052