American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB)

The American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB) evaluates, through the certification process, individuals who wish to enter, continue or advance in the clinical laboratory profession. ABB identifies, on a non discriminatory basis, individuals who meet ABB’s requirements for clinical laboratory directors, consultants, and supervisors. ABB certification is based on an individual’s education, experience, and knowledge of the laboratory field in which certification is granted.

The American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB) examination fees for High-complexity Clinical Laboratory Director (HCLD), Technical Supervisor (TS), Public Health Laboratory Director (PHLD), Embryology Laboratory Director (ELD), Bioanalyst Clinical Laboratory Director (BCLD), and General Supervisor (GS) are approved for reimbursement under the G.I. Bill. For more information, visit

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Embryologists: Be Certified By a Recognized Board

The American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB) is the only certifying board recognized by CLIA that also certifies individuals in embryology. ABB was one of only four certifying boards for laboratory directors recognized in the original CLIA regulations (CLIA '67).

ABB is also the only certifying board recognized by state licensing boards that certify individuals in embryology. ABB certification is also recognized by ASRM and two major accrediting agencies: the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and The Joint Commission.  


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