This course is an introduction to the collection and processing of patient specimens for clinical laboratory testing. The primary emphasis is venipuncture technique and its importance in sample quality. Other topics include communication skills, quality assurance, safety and infection control procedures, applicable medical terminology, capillary blood collection, collection of specimens other than blood, and specimen handling. Three laboratory hours.
CLT 100 and any one of BIO 134, BIO 142, BIO 144; or permission of instructor. 1 CreditRegister for this Course