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Welcome to the official website for the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - South Dakota (ASCLS-SD). ASCLS-SD is a constituent society of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science and joins Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin in making up ASCLS Region V.

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ASCLS-SD Purpose
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ASCLS-SD being a constituent society of the
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
embraces the mission of ASCLS for our South Dakota ASCLS members,
laboratory services and the resources we provide to the public.
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ASCLS Beliefs, Values, and Mission
Adopted by the House of Delegates July 2011 

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

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ASCLS-SD Premier Sponsors

ASCLS-SD salutes and thanks our premier partners!
Visit their websites often by clicking their logo below to see the excellent offerings they have for laboratories and laboratory professionals.

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If you have articles or information you would like to share
on this web site contact:
ASCLS-SD Publications Committee