Laboratory Procedures 1

Credits: 4

This course is designed to introduce the student to the clinical laboratory. Students will learn laboratory safety, use and maintenance of lab equipment, use and maintenance of microscopes, quality assurance and controls. The student will perform Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-waived tests according to CLIA guidelines and within the Medical Assistant Scope of Practice. Collection of simulated specimens such as urine, occult blood, throat, wound and wet preps will be performed in the lab setting.