ASCLS is a professional association for individuals employed as medical laboratory scientists, technicians and phlebotomists. ASCLS members include clinical laboratory directors, managers, supervisors, hematologists, immunologists, educators, clinical chemists, microbiologists, phlebotomists and other professionals. The Society promotes the highest standards of practice and professional competence through its conferences, publications and education programs.
In addition, through its advocacy program, the Society represents these individuals on matters of regulation, law and reimbursement as they affect medical laboratory science services in the United States. The ASCLS also sets standards in the Scope of Practice, Body of Knowledge and Patient Safety services of the profession.