MLS 425 Clinical Chemistry II

3 credits, Fall

Correlates the appropriate analytes and testing systems of organ function with interpretive algorithms, using a body systems approach. The course emphasizes the relationship of normal and abnormal laboratory data to disease processes and quality control and Six Sigma quality assessment of laboratory processes. It also includes the clinical areas of toxicology, therapeutic drug monitoring, tumor markers, endocrinology, and immunochemistry. Through the use of simulation exercises and team projects, students gain experience in the development of SOPs, reference interval studies, new method or instrument validation studies, and proficiency testing programs.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in MLS 325 and MLS 338