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Technical Competency Area in Laboratory Assistant

The Laboratory Assistant Program provides students who have completed an acceptable phlebotomy program with the additional training required to appropriately collect, label, and process blood and body fluids, run simple, CLIA waived laboratory tests and associated quality control procedures, perform routine maintenance of laboratory equipment, prepare reagents for laboratory tests and quality control procedures, and execute clerical duties associated with collection, processing, and testing of blood and body fluids. Laboratory assistants work in physicians' offices, medical clinics, and hospital laboratories.

Required courses for Technical Competency Area in Laboratory Assistant:

MICR 201/201L: Microbiology for Nursing and Allied Health 4
PHSC 106: Elemental Chemistry 3
ALHT 209/209L: Laboratory Procedures 4
ALHT 206: Pathophysiology 3

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