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Medical Laboratory Science


Welcome to the Medical Laboratory Science Subject Guide!  This guide is intended for students, staff, faculty and researchers and provides guidance on how to find relevant information for those in the Medical Laboratory Science field.

What is Medical Laboratory Science?

  • Medical laboratory science is the use of clinical laboratory tests to detect, diagnose, monitor, and treat disease. 
  • The tests and data used fall into five main categories: clinical chemistry, immunology, hematology, transfusion medicine, and microbiology. 
  • To learn more about the field of MLS, check out the link below.

Learning Outcomes

After reviewing this guide, users will have a better understanding of how to:

  • Locate information relevant in Medical Laboratory Science research
  • Be aware of a wide variety of Medical Laboratory Science resources available through the OSU Health Library
  • Describe Evidence Based Practice 
  • Cite their sources according to either MLA or APA style
  • Be familiar with citation managers offered by OSU to help collect, organize, and cite references
  • Know who to contact for additional research help

Off-Campus Sign-In

If you are off-campus, click the link below to log in to the Library and access the various electronic resources remotely.