Research Study By Carlo Ledesma Accepted By American Journal For Clinical Pathology Published March 13, 2018

Carlo Ledesma sitting at microscopeRSC Professor’s study focuses on the importance of quality-trained laboratory personnel

Rose State College is proud to announce that the American Journal of Clinical Pathology has accepted a research study by professor Carlo Ledesma. Ledesma recently delivered the abstract for the study at the American Society for Clinical Pathology Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

In the study titled, “The Importance of Traditional Education in Medical Laboratory Science,” Carlo Ledesma, and his coauthor Shane Lawson, emphasize the importance of training quality laboratory personnel. According to Ledesma and Lawson, the field of medical laboratory science is currently experiencing a shortage in qualified personnel, and as a result, many labs have cut corners by filling positions with under qualified and inexperienced personnel. This lack of experienced lab personnel can have negative effects on potential patients, usually resulting in inaccurate test results and slow turnaround times. Ledesma and Lawson’s research study looks to build the case that traditionally educated individuals fill the roles as laboratory scientists better than those who receive a non-traditional education.

“We’re very proud,” said Ledesma. “This study emphasized our contributions to the quality of laboratory testing in our community by training quality laboratory personnel.”

Rose State College Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) and Phlebotomy programs are among the best in the State of Oklahoma, with Carlo Ledesma ranked nationally as a top 25 Phlebotomy Professors by The RSC MLT program has the mission to provide education and training for career entry competencies in all general clinical laboratory areas and preparation for the successful completion of national board exams.

For information on the Medical Laboratory Technology and/or Phlebotomy programs at Rose State College, please contact Carlo Ledesma (