ISU Meridian Health Science Center

Medical Laboratory Sciences

Medical Laboratory Scientists are Health Care detectives!

Medical laboratory professionals perform, develop, evaluate, correlate and assure accuracy and validity of laboratory information. They direct and supervise medical laboratory resources and collaborate in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. The basic disciplines in Medical Lab Science include: Hematology (study of blood cells), Microbiology (study of bacteria, viruses, fungi), Immunohematology (transfusion medicine), Clinical Chemistry, Serology (study of antibodies and antigens) and Management.

Currently, there is a shortage of qualified MLS/MT individuals. A variety of positions may be found in hospital and independent laboratories, administration, research, marketing and sales as well as in education.

Additional information about the curriculum, accreditation, student information, etc. can be accessed through the MLS website.


Sonja Nehr-Kanet
Associate Clinical Professor
Phone: 208-373-1716
Fax: 208-327-7430


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209