The Labcorp School of 
Medical Laboratory

Enroll in a unique hands-on program to gain the skills needed for
working in a clinical diagnostic laboratory as a medical
laboratory scientist.

Impact lives with a global leader in clinical laboratory testing. 

Become a medical laboratory scientist through our hybrid professional development program: The Labcorp School of Medical Laboratory Science. In 12 months, you’ll take online courses and participate in hands-on, in-person clinical instruction at one of our three sites in Birmingham, AL, Phoenix, AZ or Indianapolis, IN.

After earning a certificate at graduation, you’ll be prepared to take a national certification examination, launch your career and gain the skills and credentials needed for future laboratory leadership roles. 
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Discover more for your career with Labcorp.

As a global leader of innovative and comprehensive laboratory services, Labcorp is known for its cutting-edge innovation, science and technology, powered by 60,000+ employees around the world. We’re focused on solving some of today’s biggest health challenges, accelerating life-changing healthcare breakthroughs and improving health for all.

By joining the Labcorp School of Medical Laboratory Science program, you’ll get access to our collective knowledge and expertise from clinical laboratory testing in hospitals, references labs and esoteric testing centers. You’ll also gain exposure to role models who can help you develop a professional and ethical mindset along with the motivation necessary for succeeding in this rewarding career path. 

Wherever laboratory testing is researched, developed or performed, you will be prepared to handle diverse responsibilities—such as analysis, regulatory compliance, education, quality assurance and process improvement— to ensure reliable results for your patients. 

Program Objective

As a global leader in clinical laboratory testing, the mission of Labcorp is to improve health and improve lives. The Labcorp School of Medical Laboratory Science (LSMLS) program, in conjunction with the Labcorp Education Committee, believes that the education of laboratory scientists provides a critical component to Labcorp's mission. The LSMLS is committed to providing its students with the most current and clinically relevant didactic theory-based curriculum and hands-on practical experiences in hospitals, reference laboratories and one of a kind esoteric testing centers. We strive to graduate competent and professional medical laboratory scientists that will partner with the broader healthcare community in improving outcomes.  

Get the full details about the Labcorp School of Medical Laboratory Science.

Goals of the Program

The Labcorp School of Medical Laboratory Science (LSMLS) aims:
  • To create an internal talent pool by graduating competent, qualified students to meet national healthcare needs and provide the community with competent graduates at career entry level who can advance into leadership positions in the laboratory. 
  • To provide role models to develop the professional mindset and ethics necessary for a career in medical laboratory science and instill students with the motivation to continue their professional development.
  • To prepare graduates for diverse responsibilities in areas of analysis and clinical decision-making, regulatory compliance, education and quality assurance/performance improvement wherever laboratory testing is researched, developed or performed.


Your coursework was designed to meet national healthcare needs so you can confidently enter your career, serve the community and eventually advance into a leadership position. Courses include:
Clinical Hematology
Fundamental concepts of blood and bone marrow function, identification of normal and abnormal cell morphology, theories of blood coagulation and hemostasis, diagnosis of disease by laboratory testing, monitoring of various treatment modalities, and understanding of instrumentation, quality control, and manual methods for body fluid analysis.
Clinical Chemistry
Fundamental concepts of clinical biochemistry, identification and quantification of analytes in body fluids by chemical analytical techniques, correlation of test results with disease states, principles of instrumentation and quality control, analyzer maintenance procedures, specimen integrity and troubleshooting, performance of manual dilutions and calculations related to chemistry testing, and toxicology and basic pharmacology.
Clinical Urinalysis and Body Fluid Analysis
Fundamental processes involved in the formation of urine, understanding the physical, chemical, and biological properties, of human fluids to include: urine, cerebrospinal fluid, seminal fluid, gastric fluid, synovial fluid, transudates and exudates.
Laboratory Operations: Management and Education
Basic introduction to the principles and theory of management (including laboratory human resource and financial management) and education as related to the clinical laboratory. Management theory, QC/QA, Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), laboratory finances, and personnel management, educational methodologies, and research design and practice.
Clinical Microbiology
Principles and theory of diagnostic clinical microbiology. Topics covered will include pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungal elements and parasites in relation to pathogenesis, epidemiology, clinical manifestation, infectious diseases, antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy. Additional topics covered include quality management and quality control, infection control, safety and regulations, specimen collection and processing, molecular diagnostics, diagnostic parasitology, clinical virology, bioterrorism, and special population considerations.
Clinical Immunology and Molecular Methods
The human immune system in relation to principles of immunology, immunophysiology, hypersensitivity, immunochemistry, immunities to infectious agents, disorders of the immune system and clinical applications. The course includes principles of current clinical molecular techniques, methodologies and instrumentation, result interpretation and clinical applications.
Clinical Immunohematology
Practical and theoretical concepts in the study of blood group serology and transfusion medicine. Students will learn basic immunological principles of the ABO, Rh and other significant blood group systems. Transfusion medicine topics include donor screening, component preparation and preservation, pretransfusion testing and transfusion reaction investigation. Additional emphasis will be placed on Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn (HFDN), automated and manual test methods, quality control, and transfusion safety and federal regulatory requirements.

Learning Objectives

Upon satisfactory completion of the Clinical Program and career entry, the Labcorp School of Medical Laboratory Science graduate will:
  • Be proficient in performing the full range of clinical laboratory tests in areas such as hematology, clinical chemistry, immunohematology, microbiology, serology/immunology, coagulation, molecular and other emerging diagnostics.
  • Properly collect, handle, and process blood specimens for laboratory testing.
  • Abide by laboratory and hospital affiliate safety guidelines and policies.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality by following HIPAA regulations.
  • Be prepared to develop, evaluate, correlate and assure accuracy and validity of laboratory information and interpretive algorithms. 
  • Play a role in the development and evaluation of test systems and interpretive algorithms.
  • Understand and be able to explain accreditation, certification and licensure as it relates to the clinical laboratory.
  • Be prepared to practice independently and collaboratively, being responsible for own actions, as defined by the profession.
  • Demonstrate clear and thorough communication to enable consultative interactions with members of the healthcare team, external relations, customer service and patient education.
  • Identify management principles and responsibilities and how to apply them in the clinical laboratory.
  • Be able to apply educational methodologies to enable teaching laboratory professionals, other health care professionals, and others in laboratory practice, as well as the public.
  • Be ready to provide service and research in clinical laboratory science and related areas in rapidly changing and dynamic healthcare delivery systems.


Students will not be charged for tuition while in the program but may be responsible for reimbursing Labcorp for a prorated cost of the program under certain circumstances as set forth in the student’s participation agreement. Students may also be responsible for paying taxes on the cost of tuition under certain circumstances.

Admission Requirements

To apply for admission, you should have completed a Bachelor’s degree, with at least 16 credit hours of Chemistry (including Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry) and 16 credit hours of Biology (including Microbiology with Lab). We strongly recommend courses in genetics, molecular biology, anatomy/physiology, immunology and statistics courses. 

Applicants should have a cumulative GPA as well as an average GPA of science/math courses of 2.75 or greater on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with a GPA between 2.50-2.75 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants must successfully complete all Labcorp and applicable program affiliates’ employment application, drug screen and background checks. Additionally, students may be required to have current vaccinations and/or proof of immunity for, but not limited to Flu, COVID, MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B and a negative TB screen.

Application Details and Timelines

Applications will be accepted from May 1–July 1, 2024. Each application includes references, transcripts and an essay. 

The Labcorp School of Medical Laboratory Science is a competitive program. We accept one cohort per year, beginning in the fall with a maximum of six students at each instructional site. We do not conduct rolling admissions or offer early decisions.

As an EOE/AA employer, Labcorp strives for diversity and inclusion in the workforce and does not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind. We make employment and training/educational program decisions based on the needs of our business and the qualifications of the individual and do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy or other medical conditions/needs), family or parental status, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, personal appearance, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. We encourage all to apply.
LSMLS Application Checklist
Reference Form
LSMLS Program Application

Prospective and current students will have access to the Student Handbook by emailing the program director. The Student Handbook includes essential functions and student policies.
Program Timeline
Classes begin in September 2024 and complete in September 2025 for a total of 49 weeks of instruction. 
Board Certification and Accreditation
The Labcorp School of Medical Laboratory Science is seeking accreditation by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, 773-714-8880. 
Contact Information
For general information and to request a student handbook, please email [email protected]

Program DirectorKimacka Randle, MDiv, MSM, MLS (ASCP)CM

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