About our society

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - New Jersey(ASCLS-NJ) is a constituent society of the Americal Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. It is grouped into Region II of ASCLS which also includes Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. ASCLS-NJ is governed by a Board of Directors which holds monthly meetings and a House of Delegates which meets twice a year.

Vision Statement

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), as the preeminent organization for clinical laboratory science practitioners, provides dynamic leadership and vigorously promotes all aspects of clinical laboratory science practice, education and management to ensure excellent, accessible cost-effective laboratory services for the consumers of health care.

Mission Statement

ASCLS Believes:

1. Quality laboratory service is essential to quality health care.

2. Competent, credentialed, laboratory professionals are the foundation to quality laboratory medicine.

3. Everyone deserves access to safe, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered healthcare, and

4. Advancing the laboratory profession advances health care.

Core Values:

1. Ensuring safe, accurate, efficient, appropriate and cost effective laboratory services is a component of quality

2. Defining the characteristics of competent personnel within the profession and providing professional development opportunities so that practitioners can maintain competency are essential roles of a professional association

3. Enabling laboratory professionals to function at their highest level of competence will contribute to cost effective health care

4. Promoting diversity supports the delivery of quality laboratory service

5. Taking a leadership role in standard and policy setting is a core professional responsibility

6. Advocating for quality within the laboratory is essential to the assurance of quality health care delivery

ASCLS Mission

The mission of ASCLS is to make a positive impact on health care through leadership that will assure excellence in the practice of laboratory medicine.

Code of Ethics
The Code of Ethics of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) sets forth the principles and standards by which clinical laboratory professionals practice their profession.

Duty to the Patient
Clinical laboratory professionals are accountable for the quality and integrity of the laboratory services they provide. This obligation includes maintaining individual competence in judgement and performance and striving to safeguard the patient from incompetent or illegal practice by others.

Clinical laboratory professionals maintain high standards of practice. They exercise sound judgment in establishing, performing and evaluating laboratory testing.

Clinical laboratory professionals maintain strict confidentiality of patient information and test results. They safeguard the dignity and privacy of patients and provide accurate information to other health care professionals about the services they provide.

Duty to Colleagues and the Profession
Clinical laboratory professionals uphold and maintain the dignity and respect of our profession and strive to maintain a reputation of honesty, integrity and reliability. They contribute to the advancement of the profession by improving the body of knowledge, adopting scientific advances that benefit the patient, maintaining high standards of practice and education, and seeking fair socioeconomic working conditions for members of the profession.

Clinical laboratory professionals actively strive to establish cooperative and respectful working relationships with other health care professionals with the primary objective of ensuring a high standard of care for the patients they serve.

Duty to Society
As practitioners of an autonomous profession, clinical laboratory professionals have the responsibility to contribute from their sphere of professional competence to the general well being of the community.

Clinical laboratory professionals comply with relevant laws and regulations pertaining to the practice of clinical laboratory science and actively seek, within the dictates of their consciences, to change those which do not meet the high standards of care and practice to which the profession is committed.

 

We are an affiliate of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science