Karen A. Brown, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Pathology - Adjunct Professor
  • Divisions: Medical Laboratory Science

Board Certification

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (Medical Laboratory Scientist)

Academic Office Information

  • 801-581-3544
  • School of Medicine
    30 N 1900 E, Room: 5R123
    Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Email: karen.brown@path.utah.edu

Education History

Type School Degree
Undergraduate Brescia College

Global Impact


Date Role Description Country
01/01/2012 Consultant College of Health and Wellness Ghana
01/01/2007 Consultant Institute for Global Outreach- Hematology, Phlebotomy, and Education Guyana
01/01/2007 Member Hematology Workgroup, ASCP/PEPFAR. Curriculum Review Project Kenya
01/01/2007 Leader Coagulation Workgroup, ASCP/PEPFAR Tanzania Curriculum Review Project Kenya

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Brown KA, Fenn JP, Freeman VS, et al (). Impact of Time Lapse on ASCP Board of Certification Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) and Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Examination Scores. Concurrently in Clin Lab Sci, Vol. 28(3), 145-150. Lab Med, 46(3), e53-e58.
  2. Brown KA, Fenn JP, Schoeff LE, Croft GF (1998 Sep-Oct). A cooperative MLT program between a community college and a university. Clin Lab Sci, 11(5), 262-5.
  3. Bauman ME, Holden JA, Brown KA, Harker WG, Perkins SL (1997 Mar). Differential immunohistochemical staining for DNA topoisomerase II alpha and beta in human tissues and for DNA topoisomerase II beta in non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. Mod Pathol, 10(3), 168-75.
  4. Henderson GS, Brown KA, Perkins SL, Abbott TM, Clayton F (1996 Apr). bcl-2 is down-regulated in atypical endometrial hyperplasia and adenocarcinoma. Mod Pathol, 9(4), 430-8.
  5. Brown KA (1996). Erythrocyte metabolism and enzyme defects. Lab Med, 27(5), 329-333.
  6. Brown KA (1996). Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency and other enzyme defects. Lab Med, 27(6), 390-395.
  7. Brown KA (1994). Evolution of a New Medical Laboratory Technician Program. Clin Lab Sci, 7(2), 119-121.
  8. Brown K, Henderson G, Fiack J (1994). Microwave antigen retrieval in citrate buffer. Lab Med, 25(12), 800.
  9. Brown KA (1990 Sep-Oct). Peripheral blood smears: preparation and staining are still important. Clin Lab Sci, 3(5), 311-2.


  1. Brown KA (1997 Nov-Dec). Nonmalignant disorders of lymphocytes. [Review]. Clin Lab Sci, 10(6), 329-35.

Book Chapter

  1. Brown KA (1999). Leukocyte abnormalities. In Davis B, Mass D, Bishop M (Eds.), Principles of Laboratory Utilization and Consultation: A Guide for Laboratory Managers and Practitioners. W.B. Saunders.
  2. Brown KA, Jackson-Harris CJ, Poulsen K (1998). Clinical Hematology and Coagulation, Clinical Laboratory Scientist; Clincal Hematology and Coagulation, Clinical Laboratory Technician. In Anderson SC (Ed.), Body of Knowledge. American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.

Case Report

  1. Ramachandran P, Brown KA (2005). Distinguishing Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia from Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. ASCP CheckSample Series- Hematology, H-1.
  2. Brown KA (2001). APL: Diagnostic, Hemorrhagic and Molecular Issues. ASCP CheckSample Series- Hematology, H-2.
  3. Christensen C, Brown KA (1999). Fulminant EBV Infection versus Malignant Neoplasm. ASCP CheckSample Series- Hematology, H-6.
  4. Maedel LB, Brown KA (1998). Spurious thrombocytopenia and automated blood cell analysis. ASCP CheckSample Series- Hematology, H-3.
  5. Brown KA (1995). Histoplasmosis in the Bone Marrow of an HIV Positive Patient. ASCP CheckSample Series- Hematology, H-5.
  6. Brown KA (1991). Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency and Favism. ASCP CheckSample Series- Hematology, H-4.


  1. Brown KA (1989). Med Lab Observer, 86.


  1. Bauman M, Holden J, Brown K, Harker G, Perkins S (1996). mmunohistochemical staining of DNA topoisomerase II beta in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma [Abstract]. Mod Pathol, 9(1), 107A.
  2. Henderson GS, Brown K, Abbott T, Perkins SL, Clayton F (1995). Bcl-2 expression is down-regulated in atypical endometrial hyperplasia and adenocarcinoma [Abstract]. Mod Pathol, 8(1), 90A.


  1. Brown KA (2001- Present). Hematology for the API proficiency testing organization, providing information regarding specific test events that focus on various case situations. ASCP/American Proficiency Institute (API) Initiative.
  2. Brown KA (2001). Megaloblastic and Macrocytic Anemias. Colorado Association for Continuing Medical Laboratory Education ((#82)).