The Inova Fairfax Hospital School of Medical Laboratory Science is accredited by NAACLS (www.naacls.org):
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
NAACLS is not recognized by the United States Department of Education.
The Inova Fairfax Hospital School of Medical Laboratory Science is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (www.schev.edu):
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)
James Monroe Building
101 North Fourteenth Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Formal affiliation agreements are maintained with the following institutions:
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
201 High Street
Farmville, Virginia 23909
The Medical Laboratory Science Program maintains a clinical affiliation with Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute, Inc., Chantilly, Virginia. This large reference laboratory receives numerous specimens for testing from the hospital. The Quest rotations provide the student with the opportunity to compare the working environment of a community hospital to a reference laboratory and to gain experience in the use of a variety of procedures and equipment supplemental to those taught at the hospital.
Quest Diagnostics-Nichols Institute-Chantilly
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151
Inova Fairfax Hospital School of Medical Laboratory Science Program is able to establish a temporary affiliation with other schools that provide a 3+1 program for their interested students.