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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MLT 230 - Immunohematology and Immunology

4.00 Credits, 4.00 Contact Hours
4.00 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Introduction to basic immunohematology related to methods utilized in the clinical laboratory. Includes discussion of donor blood collection, blood components, immunology and complement, principles of serological testing, genetics, blood group systems, identification of unexpected antibodies, and neonatal and obstetrical transfusion practice. Also includes antiglobulin testing, positive direct antiglobulin test (DAT), gel and solid phase testing, pre-transfusion compatibility testing, transplantation and molecular testing, International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) product labeling, adverse effects of blood transfusions, immune hemolysis, and quality assurance.

Prerequisite(s): With a grade of B or better: BIO 205IN  , and MAT 151   or assessment into MAT 189  .
Corequisite(s): MLT 230LB  
Information: Students must be admitted to the Medical Laboratory Technician program or obtain consent of instructor before enrolling in this course.
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Performance Objectives:
  1. Explain the donor selection process, product preparation, processing, International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) labeling, testing, and use of blood components.
  2. Identify, define, and distinguish the immune processes as they relate to immunohematology and the characteristics of antigens and antibodies of the ABO, Rh, and other blood group systems.
  3. Improve critical thinking and organizational skills by attending class, completing assignments, and participating in problem solving discussions.

Effective Term:
Fall 2023