Scope of Practice

Scope of Practice for the profession of Medical Laboratory Technology includes:

  • effective application of all competencies required to provide accurate and reliable laboratory test results contributing to the diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention of physiological and pathological conditions in humans
  • striving to improve the profession to meet the many technological and procedural challenges now and into the future
  • developing and assessing new techniques and implementing their proper clinical use
  • promoting the development and application of knowledge
  • performance and maintenance of technical skills
  • correlation of test results in a clinical environment
  • appropriate response to test results
  • collaboration with other health care professionals


CSMLS MLT Comeptency Profiles