News, Hot Topics, and Updates
As of August 15, 2016, AACRAO discontinued its educational transcript evaluation services. Until further notice, LFS will accept educational transcript evaluations completed by “Current Members” of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), and “Endorsed Members” of the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE). Evaluations completed before August 15, 2016 will only be accepted if completed by AACRAO. Please visit the LFS Personnel Licensing page for further information and links to NACES and AICE.
Communications Regarding Zika Virus Positive Blood Donors
Guidance for communication by the California Department of Public Health to California blood collection centers regarding local Zika virus transmission, reporting Zika virus-positive blood donors, and blood center notification for local Zika virus transmission.
ASM-CDC Sentinel Laboratory Survey
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are working together to conduct a baseline survey of all members of the state Laboratory Response Network on awareness and use of laboratory practice guidelines related to the collection, storage, and preservation of urine for microbiological culture.
Certificates and Licenses
Information about fees required for licensing and certifications and information about how to calculate test volumes.
Medical Laboratory Technician Licensing Program was implemented on December 19, 2007.
Public Health Laboratories and Public Health Microbiologist Certification.
How to contact LFS staff for specific areas of interest.
Online application for Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS), Cytotechnologist, and Bioanalyst/Director licensure and Phlebotomy certification.
Online Quiz for Clinical Laboratory Scientist and Medical Laboratory Technician licensure.
LFS frequently asked questions and answers about Clinical Laboratory and Personnel issues.