MLT 286: Clinical Laboratory Practicum for MLA

Credits 3
Preceptorship Credits

This course is the clinical practicum component following the satisfactory completion of MLT 131 and MLT 132 for Medical Laboratory Assistant short-term certificate. Practicum consists of specimen collection, processing, preparation and analysis of patient specimens, critical assessment of specimens for pre-analytical errors and interfering substances, proper documentation and reporting of patient results appropriate to the level of a MLA. Students will follow established laboratory protocols as well as prepare, analyze, interpret, and report quality control per standard operating procedures. Upon completion of this course the student will demonstrate satisfactory competency as an entry-level medical laboratory assistant and be eligible for MLA national certification exam.


MLT 131 and MLT 132