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MLT 225 - Clinical Immunohematology

Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: MLT 112  

This course covers transfusion medicine. Topics include the human blood groups, compatibility testing and blood component therapy. This course requires a per credit health career fee; Check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Perform front and reverse ABO typings on blood and interpret the results within AABB standards.
  2. Perform Rh typings on blood and interpret the results within AABB standards.
  3. Perform direct antiglobulin testing. Distinguish between monospecific and polyspecific antiglobulin sera. Discuss principles, applications and sources of error.
  4. Perform antibody screening within AABB standards. Explain the purpose, principles and sources of error.
  5. Define compatibility testing (cross matching). Perform a major cross match.
Listed Topics
  1. Hazards and safety in the blood bank
  2. Blood bank genetics
  3. ABO groups
  4. Rh groups
  5. Miscellaneous blood groups
  6. HDN
  7. Donor selection and transfusion therapy
  8. Compatibility testing
  9. Professionalism
Reference Materials
Lecture and discussion, textbook assignments, audiovisual methods, laboratory exercises, etc.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 04/15/2010

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