NAACLS

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NAACLSNational Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
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The aim of the profession, as expressed in the position statement of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, is the "creation and implementation of a doctorate in clinical laboratory science (DCLS), an advanced degree that requires comprehensive knowledge of test methodologies, their limitations, pre- and post-analytical and patient circumstances that could invalidate test results; and knowledge of healthcare policy and delivery systems, principles of education, research and management." (1)
In compliance with National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) standards, CLS curricula include management and education components and this may set the expectation that graduates will be in supervisory or educational roles early in their careers.
(2.) National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, (2002), Annual report, Chicago.
Lastly from a practice perspective, leadership of ASCLS and NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences) have developed a joint education statement bulleting the gaps in healthcare delivery that will be filled by the DCLS.
It covered all the points specified for such an agreement in the guidelines to the "Essentials" published by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
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