||This introductory course for Medical Laboratory Technician students covers the analytical principles, techniques and correlation of results in the science of body chemistry. Other topics in the course include instrumentation, calculations, preparations of reagents, quality assurance and quality control, specimen collection, transportation, analysis and results reporting.
- Demonstrate standard safety practices when handling, collecting, and/or analyzing specimens.
- Assess the importance of proper specimen collection and handling.
- Evaluate preanalytical, analytical and postanalytical variables associated with chemistry analysis and possible solutions.
- Perform manual and automated chemistry tests.
- Interpret chemistry laboratory results seen in health and disease.
- Correlate chemistry laboratory test results with associated body organs.
- Evaluate quality assurance and quality control as they pertain to medical chemistry.
- Evaluate the production, maintenance, and excretion of various body chemical analytes.
- Compare and contrast various basic chemistry testing methodologies.
- Diagnose various disease states based on clinical chemistry test results.
- Perform quality control testing.
- Troubleshoot errors in clinical chemistry testing.
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