This course introduces the student to basic techniques for performing routine laboratory tests done in the medical office. These include phlebotomy skills and the physical, chemical and microscopic examination of urine and blood, as well as understanding the implications of normal and abnormal results. The proper collection, handling and labeling of urine and blood specimens, agglutination and coagulation tests, and an introduction to microbiology are also covered. The student continues to observe all OSHA and bloodborne pathogen standards.
Prereq: Program admission; MLA171.