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Michael Lazzari

Clinical Professor
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Michael Lazzari

Clinical Professor


Specialty area(s)

Clinical Laboratory Science advising

Brief biography

I am the program director for the Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) program and teach courses in both CLS and microbiology. I worked as a clinical laboratory scientist from 2007-2010, during which I completed my master’s and doctoral degree. Besides teaching CLS courses, I also advise CLS students. If you have any questions about the CLS profession or clinically related areas, please feel free to contact me.

Outside of the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy watching and participating in a wide array of sports, from football to fishing.


DHEd, A.T. Still University, 2011.
Dissertation Title: Assessing changes in provider knowledge and test ordering practice, following an educational course on vitamin D 25(OH) to local submitting practitioners in the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan

MS, Michigan Technological University, 2008.
Major: Biological Sciences
Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Clinical Laboratory Management
Dissertation Title: Developing a standard protocol for the introduction of new testing into a clinical laboratory

BS, Lake Superior State University, 2007.
Major: Clinical Laboratory Science
Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Chemistry


Teaching history

Clinical Hematology, Urinalysis and Body Fluids, Immunohematology, Clinical Parasitology, Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science, Capstone in CLS, Pathogenic Bacteriology lab, Fundamentals of Microbiology lab

Professional history

2007-2010: MLS at War Memorial Hospital, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Research and publishing

Lazzari, M. (2018). Utilizing laboratory testing to detect fertility issues in a patient with PCOS. LABQ.

Behring, C. and Lazzari, M. (2015). Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma in a 33-Year-Old Male. ASCP LABMedicine, 46, 1-5.

Lazzari, M. (2015). Plasma or Serum? Issues with processing plasma and serum specimens at ancillary phlebotomy locations. LABQ.

Lazzari, M. (2015). Sub-clinical hypothyroidism in a 3-month infant male. LABQ.

Lazzari, M. (2012). Can continuing Medical education courses supplied by the clinical laboratory alter provider test-ordering practice? ASCP LABMedicine, 43(7), e1-e4.

Lazzari, M. (2012). Errors in specimen processing and the potential misdiagnosis of acute renal failure in a 12-year-old girl. ASCP LABMedicine, 43(4), 113-115.

Lazzari, M. (2009). Developing a standard protocol for the introduction of new testing into a clinical laboratory. ASCP LABMEDICINE, 40, 389-393.

Lazzari, M. (2009). An example of how rural clinical laboratories can introduce HIV testing cost effectively. ASCP LABMEDICINE, 40, 581-585.

Lazzari, M. (2009). A harmful banana? Medical Laboratory Observer, 41, 50-52.