American Society for Clinical Pathology

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The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is a professional association based in Chicago, Illinois encompassing more than 100,000 pathologists and laboratory professionals.[1]

The association was founded in St. Louis, Missouri in 1922 with a charter membership of 145.[2] The ASCP provides programs in education, certification and advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists and lab professionals. In addition, the ASCP publishes numerous textbooks, newsletters and other manuals, and publishes three industry journals: American Journal of Clinical Pathology,Lab Medicine, and Critical Values.[3]

Informatics programs

Laboratory informatics

The following laboratory informatics-related options exist for potential students:

Qualification in Laboratory Informatics
"The purpose of this qualification is to assess the competency of the examinee in the technical application of relevant laboratory informatics workflow." Eligibility requirements vary.
Available online? No
Program URL:

External links


  1. "About the ASCP". American Society for Clinical Pathology. Retrieved 26 September 2016. 
  2. Zhang, Y., ed. (2008). Encyclopedia of Global Health. SAGE Publications. p. 118. ISBN 9781412941860. Retrieved 26 September 2016. 
  3. "Discover ASCP" (PDF). American Society for Clinical Pathology. January 2015. pp. 24. Retrieved 26 September 2016.