Terese Abreu

Terese Abreu

Adjunct Faculty

Medical Laboratory Science

Arts and Sciences Center

Phone: (509) 865-8642

Ext: 2336


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Courses Taught

  • Immunology / Serology
  • Phlebotomy and MLS Orientation
  • Immunohematology
  • Clinical Laboratory leadership I
  • Clinical Laboratory Leadership II
  • Pre-Clinical
  • Pre-Clinical Lab
  • Hematology and Hemostasis
  • Urinalysis and Body Fluids

Education and Degrees

Master's Degree: Master of Arts — Major: Health Services Management — Location: Webster University — Date: 2001
Bachelor's Degree: Bachelor of Science — Major: Biology — Location: Central Washington University — Date: 1994

Professional Experience

Position: Supervisor Medical Technologist
Start Date: 3/1/2000 End Date: 9/1/2001
Company: Watson Clinic, Bartow, Florida

Position: Point of Care Testing and Quality Assurance Coordinator
Start Date: 10/1/2003 End Date: 7/1/2006
Company: USA MEDDAC, Wuerzburg, Germany

Position: Assistant Professor, Adjunct
Start Date: End Date:

Community Engagement

  • Yakima Enological Society Treasurer; Northwest Representative on ASCP Council of Laboratory Professionals; member ASCLS Board of Directors-Region IX Director.
  • Organization: American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Organization: American Society of Clinical Pathologists


Terese Abreu, MLS(ASCP)CM, is an Assistant Professor of Biological Science at Heritage University, Toppenish, Wash., where she is also the Director of a Medical Laboratory Science program that is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. She began her career as an educator while stationed in Europe with her husband. Her primary areas of teaching are leadership, immunology, serology, immunohematology, and phlebotomy. Ms. Abreu brought her innovative and reflective teaching style to Heritage University in 2008. A medical laboratory scientist and a member of ASCP since 1994, she is passionate about medical laboratory technology and her role in facilitating the development of collaborative leaders in health care. Ms. Abreu has a master’s degree in Health Services Management from Webster University, Saint Louis, Mo. Her academic research explored healthcare services available to the working underinsured. In addition, she loves to travel and learn. By being involved, she models for new professionals the importance of being an active member of professional organizations, thus bridging the gap between students and the professionals.