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

MLT 275LB - Hematology Lab

1.00 Credits, 3.00 Contact Hours
0 lecture periods 3 lab periods

The study and testing of red cells, white cells, and platelets looking at structure, formation, and the diseases associated with these cells. Includes types of blood cells, tests, normal and abnormal blood cells, maturation, disease states, hemoglobins, hemoglobinopathies, hemostasis, coagulation, fibrinolytic system, instrumentation, and quality controls and assurance.

Prerequisite(s): With a grade of B or better: BIO 205IN  , and MAT 151   or assessment in MAT 189  .
Corequisite(s): MLT 275  
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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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Perform white blood cells (WBC) differentials in various stages of maturation, correlating results with known values (normal 5-10%, abn. 10-20%), inclusions and abnormalities of WBC and red blood cells (RBC) with associated clinical conditions and disease states.
  2. Perform red cell indices calculations from patient complete blood count (CBC) results as well as interpret other hematology test results, including hemoglobin electrophoresis and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) results.
  3. Perform and interpret the results (including normal and abnormal findings) of fibrinolytic and coagulation laboratory tests, including prothrombin time (PT/INR), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), and thrombin time (TT).
  4. Perform automated blood count and coagulation analysis, including application of Westgard Rules, instrument maintenance, quality control, and reporting of results.
  5. Improve critical thinking and organizations skills by attending class, completing lab assignments, and participate in classroom laboratory activities.

Effective Term:
Fall 2023