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Clinical Lab Science: Laboratory Standards

A guide to resources for the students and profession of Clinical Laboratory Science, including information about biochemistry, microscopy, laboratory standards, and forensics.

Government Standards

Current Protocols


The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute is a global, nonprofit, standards-developing organization that promotes the development and use of voluntary consensus standards and guidelines within the health care community. The web site provides a breadth and wealth of information, including a searchable database of harmonized laboratory terminology.

ISBT 128

ISBT 128 sets a global standard for the identification, labeling and information processing of human blood, tissue and organ products across international borders and disparate health care systems. The standard has been designed and perfected over a period of almost two decades to ensure the highest levels of accuracy, safety and efficiency for the benefit of donors, patients and official ISBT 128 licensed facilities worldwide.