School of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Welcome to the exciting world of Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Histology is a science dealing with the structure of cells and their formation into tissues and organs. Histotechnology centers on the detection of tissue abnormalities and the treatment for the diseases causing the abnormalities. Histotechnologists are members of a laboratory team who employ histologic technology to diagnose diseases, to conduct research, or to instruct others in the science. Histotechnologists play a fundamental role in the allied health profession. Histotechnologists prepare and cut very thin slices of human, animal or plant tissue, mount the sliced tissue on slides, and stain with special dyes making the cell details visible for microscopic examination. This is an important part of the intricate process of scientific investigation used in establishing and confirming patient diagnosis. Because of the histotechnologist's skillful application of sophisticated laboratory techniques, the seemingly invisible world of tissue structure becomes visible under a microscope.