School of Medical Laboratory Science - Joplin, MO

The medical laboratory scientist functions as a crucial member of the healthcare team. This laboratory professional performs tests which assist the physician in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Our MLS program provides training in all areas of the medical laboratory – Blood Bank, Chemistry, Hematology, Immunology, and Microbiology.

Someone who wants to help people by being a medical detective behind the scenes will find the career very gratifying. The ideal candidate has a talent for the biological sciences and medicine. An individual who enjoys solving problems, performing accurate and reliable laboratory tests, interpreting data, correlating test results with potential diseases, managing detailed information, developing and evaluating new tests, and communicating with other members of the healthcare team would prove to be successful in the profession.



Mercy Hospital - Joplin’s School of Medical Lab Science will accept applications to and participation in the program from individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, except where such condition is a bona fide qualification.

Karen Adkins, MA Ed., MT(ASCP)
MLS Program Director Mercy Hospital - Joplin School of Medical Lab Science 100 Mercy Way Joplin, MO 64804 Phone: 417-556-2135 Fax: 417-556-2806