Personal Website of Sohail Ahmed

Welcome! This space is for folks preparing for the ASCP – MLS/MT/CLS exams.

Thank you to the foreign visitors to my page (108 international locations and counting). I took the ASCP exam but the ASCPi is the international equivalent of the same exam. The competencies tested are the same.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, they are always welcome and appreciated. Your email will not be displayed.

        MORE UPDATES!____

Updated: gram neg bacilli – Enterobacteriaceae!

An updated chart concerning Haemophilus species

Identifying Haemophilus and the phenomenon of satelliting

Hemoglobin electrophoresis for the ASCP exam. The last 12 slides are 6 questions (to test your knowledge) and 6 answers (to cement your understanding) for the exam. Take a look and let me know what you think.

A chart of common ABO discrepancies encountered in blood bank. You are now fully covered for absolutely any ABO discrepancy questions thrown your way by ASCP!

Gram Positive Cocci chart

Gram Positive Bacilli chart

Spirochete chart

A collection of Real Test Questions/Recalls under Exam Recalls

How to Solve an Antibody Panel now posted under Blood Bank


Random Cartoon Questions
micropic whatami

1,183 Responses to Personal Website of Sohail Ahmed

  1. Joel says:

    I just want to say thanks for taking your time to provide a wealth of information for aspiring MLS like myself. I just took the CA MLS ASCP exam last 14Feb2017 and passed thanks to you. Joel T.

    • wordsology says:

      Hey absolutely, Joel. Thank you for the kind words and congratulations.

      • mahmud says:

        Hi i just want say thank you for spending your precious time to help others, May God bless you with guidance ,
        i have a general question if anyone can help, how long can you stay before you take the board, in other word if i graduated 2 years a go but have not taken the board yet can i still take the exam is there a limitation of time to take the board?
        thanks a lot

  2. Stephanie Revilla says:

    Hi : ) I am getting pretty desperate in passing the ASCP CLS Exam. I am left with not enough time to study before I take the exam.
    I graduated 25 years ago.
    Can I please bribe someone on this site to provide me with a compilation of all the questions asked on the ASCP CLS Exam? : ) I will throw in a round trip airfare to any place of your choice the very same day that I pass the exam (this is if I PASS the exam : ) ) Please email me at
    Thank you so much !

  3. Krabbypatty says:

    I just took my second ASCP exam and FAILED AGAIN. I was quite confident because I saw about 5 questions from here and the other questions were pretty easy. I studied for a month and a half and I answered Lab ce 100 qns everyday. I seriously don’t know what happened!! Oh well. I guess I gotta take again! Bummer! Anyway these are the questions that I can recall

    Procainamide: NAPA
    BHCG tumor marker for what? Not sure but I answered chorocarcinoma. Cos the three choices were pancreatic, colon and lungs
    MCV calculation
    5HIAA carcinoid tumors
    I had 5 bb panels (was thinking maybe this was the reason I failed. Although I did understand but the questions were a bit confusing. Not sure with my answers)
    Proteus vulgaris and mirabilis indole tests
    Bb and Heme Case studies
    Hydatid cyst fluid
    Rh stuff
    ABO descripancies
    Antacid overdose? What lab test should you conduct?
    Ouchterlony reading

    Sorry. Thats the only thing I can remember. I’m still in shock because I really can’t believe why I failed again. I felt I was already prepared. Sighhhh. Oh well. Sh** happens.
    Goodluck for those who are taking the exam! All the best!

    • Krabbypatty says:

      I had a score of 393! So close! I cried again when I saw the email 😦

    • wordsology says:

      Thank you for this excellent feedback. I am sorry to hear you didn’t pass. Please make sure to get feedback from ASCP on which topics you didn’t do so well on. This will help you pass next time.

      • Mary Rake says:

        What do you mean by topic? Is there anything else we can get feed back on other than our scores for the specific areas? example chemistry 487 points?

  4. dreigonzales says:

    Hi good day, It has been few months since I took my ASCPi exam. All I can say is thank you for all the help you have given me. From passing strategy books to read, recall questions up to the high yield notes. I was out of practice as Laboratory Technologist for eight years but through the help of this website, I passed the ASCPi on my first attempt. Thank you!!!!

  5. KC says:

    I recently passed my cASCP on the first try after being out of school for… many years! This website was so, so helpful! I used Burtis and Kaplan for my main references. I also used Success in Clinical Laboratory Science, and Clinical Laboratory Science Review and Polanski Cards. I used the study guide outline from ASCP and the references to refresh on concepts I haven’t thought about in years. Some say the references are to in depth and at times I got lost in the weeds. As I was going thru sections I used LabCE basically every day. As I became more familiar I used Success and Clinical Laboratory to constantly do review questions. Any fact I got incorrect on LabCE I copied and pasted into a study guide.
    I bought the BOC. It wasn’t as good…. just as Wordsology suggested! But toward the end I did flip thru it.
    So thanks Wordsology!

    And if anyone is interested I have for sale:
    Harr: Clinical Laboratory Science Review
    Ciulla: Success in CL
    ASCP: BOC Study Guide 5th edition
    Polansky cards – I have to find them thou.

    Good Luck!

  6. Sam says:

    What a bout all formulas. Should I know all of them by heart?
    manual cell count formula
    Nucleated RBC correction formula
    anion gap
    creatinin clearance
    friedwald formula

  7. Qing says:

    Hello, thanks for your advice on how to prepare for the ASCP exam. I took the exam and passed today. Your high yield micro notes saved me. Keep up with the good works and thanks a lot again. 🙂

  8. Terri James says:

    I took mine in Savannah, Georgia.

  9. Maria says:

    I’ve been reading recalls and doing Labce questions. My question is, is ascp and ascpi have the same pool of questions?

  10. Mia says:

    Good day!
    Can you recommend review centers for ASCP?
    Thank you

  11. Kathy says:

    I took my exam yesterday and passed! Thank you so much for all the high yield notes, they were invaluable in helping me pass. The recall questions others posted were also extremely helpful.

  12. Maria Esperanza R. Sevilla says:

    Thank you so much for being so kind and generous enough to share your knowledge for us who are aspiring to be certified ASCPi. I hope and pray that God will bless me the way He has blessed the others who have took the exam. And I also pray that God will bless you more that you may continue to be a blessing to a lot more people. Keep up your good works! I salute you!!!! 👏👏👏

  13. Kenneth Kim A. Rocela says:

    Do you have Recall or reviewer for ASCPi?
    Thank you

  14. cmantis says:

    Took the exam yesterday and passed. I had 4 or 5 mycology questions which i wanst ready for. zero parasite questions was nice tho! get a labce subscription and go through as many questions as you can. i probably went through 2k or more questions.

  15. Wittyboy says:

    I want to know which one is a better package for the ASCP exam between these two;
    1). Exam Simulator for MLS, MT, and MLT Exams
    Prepare for your ASCP, AMT, other certification exam
    Over 3,000 questions with images and feedback
    Take mock exams or focus on specific subject areas for targeted review
    The most popular exam prep tool, with over 15,000 subscribers
    Available 24/7/365 from any Internet-connected computer,
    smartphone, or tablet.

    2). MLS & MLT Comprehensive CE Package
    Continuing education credits for medical laboratory professionals (MLS, MT, MLT)
    Renew your ASCP, AMT, or state certification with P.A.C.E.®-approved CE.
    Get access to all 102 online courses for a full year.
    Available 24/7/365 from any Internet-connected computer, smartphone, or tablet.
    Start at work, finish at home

    • wordsology says:

      #1 is for folks who need to study for the exam and pass it
      #2 is for folks who have passed the exam/are licensed and need to maintain the license

    • Sue S says:

      I did both and passed my CLS exam last November. In my opinion, based on the questions on my exam, the PACE continuing ed package is more manageable than the stimulator, the courses simple and to the point. And Sohail’s website had many recalls and his high yield notes which definitely helped me over the passing line. Know your stuff but don’t overstudy and review Sohail’s high yield notes

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