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MLA 101 - Laboratory Specimen Processing

Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: ALH 140 , ENG 100  or ENG 101 , BIO 103  and MLT 111  
Co-requisites: PHB 101   and PHB 111L  

This course encompasses general specimen processing. Skills included are safety, routine laboratory tests, laboratory information systems, specimen accessioning, communication, distribution to in-house and reference laboratories and vital signs. 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. Prepare blood and body fluid specimens for analysis.
  2. Prepare reagents, standards and controls.
  3. Perform appropriate tests at the medical laboratory assistant level.
  4. Identify proper safety practices for infection control.
  5. Verify accuracy and report potential pre-analytical errors that may occur during specimen collection, labeling, transporting and processing.
Listed Topics
  1. Common medical terminology
  2. Quality Control
  3. Communication
  4. Test procedures
  5. Specimen accessioning
  6. Specimen acceptance and rejection
  7. Vital signs
  8. HIPAA
  9. Professionalism
Reference Materials
Lectures and discussions, textbook assignments, audiovisual methods, laboratory exercises, etc.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 04/15/2010

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