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Medical Laboratory Technology

Contact Information

Dr. Susan Conforti, Chairperson        Office:  Gleeson Hall, Rm 244                Tel 631-420-2257  Fax 631-420-2784

Betsy Shortall, Administrative Assistant Office:  Gleeson Hall, Rm 244                Tel 631-420-2257  Fax 631-420-2784

Medical Laboratory Science

The Department of Medical Laboratory Science offers programs at the baccalaureate degree level, (Medical Laboratory Science).  The program is accredited through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) and meets the requirements for national certification through the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and NYS licensure through the NYS Office of the Professions.

Mission & Goals

The Medical Laboratory Science Department prepares students at the BS level with the knowledge, technical skills and problem solving ability to meet the needs of regional clinical laboratory employers, as well as to continue on for education in laboratory medicine.


The Medical Laboratory Science Department offers the following programs:

Medical Laboratory Science                Bachelor of Science


  • Graduates will be prepared with the knowledge and technical skills to obtain a NYS license and national certification at the technologist level of practice.
  • Graduates will be proficient in performing the full range of clinical laboratory tests in areas such as hematology, clinical chemistry, immunohematology, microbiology, serology/immunology, coagulation, molecular, and other emerging diagnostics.
  • Graduates will be prepared to play a role in the development and evaluation of test systems and interpretive algorithms.
  • Graduates will have diverse responsibilities in areas of analysis and clinical decision-making, regulatory compliance with applicable regulations, education, and quality assurance/performance improvement wherever laboratory testing is researched, developed or performed
  • Graduates will possess basic knowledge, skills, and relevant experiences in:
  • Communications to enable consultative interactions with members of the healthcare team, external relations, customer service and patient education;
  • Financial, operations, marketing, and human resource management of the clinical laboratory to enable cost-effective, high-quality, value-added laboratory services;
  • Information management to enable effective, timely, accurate, and cost-effective reporting of laboratory-generated information, and;
  • Research design/practice sufficient to evaluate published studies as an informed consumer.