Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical Features & Laboratory Evaluation

Continuing Education Information

For Continuing Education credit you must read this page.

Release date: October 10, 2018

Expiration date: October 10, 2020

Target Audience: This activity has been designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals, specifically physicians and medical laboratory scientists.

P.A.C.E.® approved programs are accepted by the ASCP-BOC for recertification, and for license renewal in all licensure states except Florida.

  • Discuss the epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, and risk factors for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Describe the clinical manifestations, differential diagnosis, and clinical and laboratory evaluation of MS
  • Describe the clinical course, management, and monitoring of patients with MS

Estimated Completion Time (including post-test): 44m

Method of Participation: To receive a statement of credit, you must:

  1. Watch the video in its entirety
  2. Successfully complete the video post-test (80% or higher)
  3. Submit contact information
  4. Receive the course evaluation

NO FEE is associated with this continuing education activity. All CE credit granted on this website ( is provided as a service to medical laboratory professionals as part of the academic mission of the University of Utah’s Department of Pathology and ARUP Laboratories. After completing the post-test and submitting your information where prompted, a certificate will be generated and available for printing or saving.

CME Accreditation: The University of Utah School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit: The University of Utah School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

SAM Credit: This activity also meets the criteria for 0.5 Self-Assessment Modules (SAM) and Lifelong Learning (Part II) credit(s) for pathology as defined by the American Board of Pathology.

ARUP Laboratories meets the expected criteria to offer SAM credit for American Board of Pathology (ABPath) diplomates for Continuing Certification (CC), formerly known as Maintenance of Certification (MOC). ARUP reports all ABPath SAM and Part II credit completions to ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) for those diplomates who pass the post-test and provide their ABP ID# and birthday (MM/DD).

P.A.C.E.® Accreditation: The program has been approved for 0.5 contact hour(s) through ARUP Laboratories, which is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (ASCLS) P.A.C.E.® Program.

Course Director: Elizabeth L. Frank, PhD, DABCC

Faculty: Nicole E. Stanley, MD

Disclosure: None of the faculty or planners or anyone in control of content for this continuing medical education activity have any relevant financial relationships since the content does not cover any products/services of a commercial interest; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

References: Individual courses will provide explanations and references for the content covered by the quiz section of the course. Additional references are available at and

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