CLT 145 - Serological Techniques
An introduction to the theory and practice of serological testing with emphasis on clinical significance and disease correlation. Topics include traditional techniques and molecular methods for detection and confirmation of disease states. Three laboratory hours.
Prerequisite(s): CLT 100 with a grade of C or higher AND any one of BIO 134, BIO 142, BIO 144 each with a grade of C or higher; or permission of instructor. Co-requisite(s): CLT 140 with a grade of C or higher AND any one of BIO 135, BIO 143, BIO 145 (or previously completed)
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Perform necessary calculations to prepare correct dilutions or concentrations of reagents for use in serological tests.
2. Demonstrate the proper use of equipment or instruments such as pipets, spectrophotometer, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) reader, light microscope, or fluorescence microscope, using established protocols.
3. Describe pre-examination procedures applicable to serology.
4. Describe the principle of common serological tests.
5. Perform common serological assays according to established protocols.
6. Discuss potential sources of error or limitations of common serological assays.
7. Troubleshoot common serological assays.
8. Describe post-examination procedures applicable to serology.
9. Describe quality assessment practices for serology.
10. Explain the clinical significance of serology tests or results.
Course Offered Spring only