May 28, 2020  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ML 215 - Lab for ML 214

Credit Hours: 1.0

Laboratory exercises include routine hematological testing on hospital obtained and micro-collection specimens. Special testing procedures may be performed. Automated counting devices, PC data entry and basic case studies are introduced. Students must report results properly, recognize reference intervals and relate fundamental clinical significance. Affective evaluations must be satisfactory.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • perform all routine and special procedures with maximum accuracy and integrity;
  • report results in a concise and timely manner using appropriate units and hospital formats;
  • recognize the importance of laboratory results and the role of the lab in health care delivery;
  • state the normal values for routine and special procedures performed;
  • identify the sources of error in all procedures and indicate appropriate corrective actions required;
  • use internal check systems and quality control to monitor equipment, procedure and recognize erroneous results;
  • correctly perform multiple semi-automated hemoglobin determinations using HemoPoint and microhematocrits within 60 minutes and obtain values within a specified range of hospital results;
  • perfom manual WBC count on hemocytometer;
  • correctly perform specialized tests such as the reticulocyte count and Dispette ESR within 60 minutes;
  • calculate reticulocyte counts, corrected reticulocyte counts, absolute values, corrected white blood cell (WBC) and red blood cell (RBC) indices, and correlate values recognizing possible errors;
  • relate values to bone marrow activity;
  • list the usefulness of a stained blood film as a quality control tool for the correlation of indices, white blood cell counts, and platelet count parameters;
  • prepare and critically examine the stained blood film and perform cell morphology and differential;
  • perform all calculations correctly and recognize erroneous results;
  • recognize abnormal results and flag with an asterisk;
  • properly log in all blood samples and enter data into the computer;
  • perform all procedures following established safety regulations and precautions;
  • relate the principle of all test procedures and instrumentation methods;
  • maintain work area, reports, supplies, microscope and personal self in a neat, clean and orderly state;
  • follow directions as given and come prepared for lab exercises;
  • be punctual to class and work cooperatively with classmates; and
  • manage time effectively and organize workloads.

Prerequisites: ML 122, ML 123, ML 124, BI 147, BI 148
Corequisites: ML 214
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