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Preparing for ASCP with Mnemonics.


I have taken the  picture below with my DSLR camera posted outside the Microbiology Dept.  in Doctor Cassey’s office, City University of New York. I was so proud that Doctor Cassey have given me such honor and respect.



York College Auditorium


Website created by “Muhammad A Mughnee  (Ifzal)” MLS ASCP Pharmacy CPhT”

 Thanks for visiting my site to all the students, MLS, MLTS, Phlebotomists, professors, directors.

This site is mainly created for Medical Technologists, Medical Lab Technicians, Medical Laboratory Scientists, Cytologists and  Bacteriologists  and the Interns or Students preparing for American Society Of Clinical Pathologists(ASCP) Exam.
However Nursing students or Physician Assistant or Emergency Medical Technician might benefit from the notes in Hematology, Blood Coagulation or Micro Biology Section.
Please Read the Strategy section so you can get an idea how to start preparing for the State Board or Certification Exam.

I have created this site mainly because of the hardship I went through to prepare for ASCP. I graduated in June 2012 and started working at Mt Sinai Queens Hospital Center in NYC. After one year my temporary license issued by NY state dept of education was expiring and I had to sit for ASCP in order to get Permanent NY State Clinical Lab Science License.But as I sat to prepare I found out that I forgot most of the stuffs and things did not look easy for me. After 1 month of studying I sat for ASCP and The Test was not easy. Its extensive and focuses on all department. Since my preparation was not Upto par, I did not make it. I scheduled for another exam  2 month later and this time I made sure I study thoroughly. I started going to library and study everyday from 8 am till 5 pm for almost 2 month. It feels like hell studying all alone by yourself and going through everything which you have studied in your 4 years curriculum at College plus it was Fasting month for me meaning I had to fast everyday from 5 am till 9 pm evening . It was very Hot summer in NYC during July 2013 and I used to walk 1 and half mile to the library. Keeping in mind all this hardships,  I promised  my self that if I pass this time I will dedicate myself in making  a website which will benefit students and employees from around the world to help them make it easy to prepare for ASCP. August 15 2013, I sat for 2nd try and after I completed my Test the monitor gave me a message that said “You Passed”. I could not believe my eyes and to make sure I am not seeing the wrong message I called the examiner and asked him to verify. He told me that I made it and go home and party. I thank God that 3 months of painful experience was over.

I feel honored to see that my notes has helped many in getting their Certification.From Sept 2013 till now 199,138 viwers from USA, 37,007 from Philippines, 9,087 from Kingdom of Saudia Arabia , 5,197 from Canada and 138 countries across the globe have viwed and utilized this site for their preparation.


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There is never any short cuts to success, but hard work complimented with the desire to achieve, determination, and always being motivated to get after your goal, it makes success becomes bigger. Hard work only works as hard as you do, and the level of success reached will only be as high as an individuals work level.The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

Encouragement to others is something everyone can give. Somebody needs what you have to give. It may not be your money; it may be your time. It may be your listening ear. It may be your arms to encourage. It may be your smile to uplift. Who knows?”-Joel Osteen.

 Your comments and feedback are always welcome. Hit the replies button on top of  this page if you want to leave a Question or feedback.Once Again I wish you good Luck with your preparation and Exam and your work and your family life. May God make you prosperous in all aspects of your life -Amen

Send some prayers.
Take Care

Muhammad A Mughnee (Ifzal)






The Founding ForeFathers of Lab Medicine 

Top row: Archimedes, Aristotle, Ibn al-Haytham, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Second row: Isaac Newton, James Hutton, Antoine Lavoisier, John Dalton, Charles Darwin, Gregor Mendel

Third row: Louis Pasteur, James Clerk Maxwell, Henri Poincaré, Sigmund Freud, Nikola Tesla, Max Planck

Fourth row: Ernest Rutherford, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Erwin Schrödinger, Enrico Fermi

Fifth row: J. Robert Oppenheimer, Alan Turing, Richard Feynman, E. O. Wilson, Jane Goodall, Stephen Hawking