MDA 1170

Medical Assisting Laboratory Procedures

3 Credits

Prerequisites: Completion of the Medical Assisting Orientation

This course is designed to give the medical assisting student practical experience in the collection and handling of various specimens and in the performance and interpretation of tests done in the physician’s office. These include Gram staining, initial culture taking, basic microbe identification, routine urinalysis, hematology, and other basic lab tests. Emphasis will be placed on patient contact orientation, contamination of specimens, patient education prior to testing, and explanation of results. Course/lab fees.