The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) celebrates it’s 85th anniversary in 2022 – what a milestone! For eight decades and counting, CSMLS has been the certifying and professional body for medical laboratory professionals across Canada. We are proud to have advocated and educated on behalf of all members, while continuing to support their career journey and growth.
To celebrate, CSMLS commissioned a mural by Hamilton artist Lester Coloma that honours the work of medical laboratory professionals and encapsulates all they do for patient care. Located in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, minutes away from the location where our Society was first formed in 1937, every detail in the mural was specifically chosen to represent different elements of the profession. From one medical laboratory professional using the microscope to another caring for a patient, members and patients alike can see themselves in Coloma’s work – showing just how entwined the laboratory is to every Canadian’s life.
To the medical laboratory professionals working across the country to inform diagnosis and guide patient care, we see you and we celebrate you! Thank you for your work and commitment.
Click the numbers on the interactive digital mural, or the numbered menu below, to learn more about the role of medical laboratory professionals.
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MLTs analyze samples, such as tissues and body fluids, to provide results for physician diagnosis and treatment.
DCTs are health professionals that analyze cellular changes that can determine the presence of specific diseases.
CGTs use a variety of instruments to analyze and diagnose changes or abnormalities in chromosomes and DNA, which are unique to every individual. A CGT’s analysis of these cells can lead to a diagnosis of genetic diseases.
MLAs work under the supervision of an MLT, performing the practical components of sample analysis. MLAs sort, prepare, and sometimes process samples that will be tested and analyzed by an MLT.
Indigenous Land Acknowledgement : We respectfully acknowledge the CSMLS office, located in Hamilton, Ontario, is situated upon the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississauga Nation, Anishinaabe Peoples, and the Neutral Peoples. This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon wampum, which is a treaty between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe to share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We further acknowledge that this land is covered by the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, 1792, between the Crown and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
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