This course provides an overview of the common tests analyzed in the medical laboratory. The preanalytical
requirements for tests in clinical chemistry, hematology, microbiology, transfusion services,
anatomical pathology, cytology and the tumour marker lab are explored. The significance, collection
requirements, abbreviations and terminology related to these tests is studied. Basic procedures done in
chemistry, hematology, transfusion services and bacteriology are also introduced. The role of the
Canadian Blood Services in providing blood products is described. The importance of following standard
operating procedures and protocols set by medical laboratories is emphasized.
This course is part of the full-time Medical Laboratory Assistant Program.
Course code: MLAB 1114
Length: 90 hours
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.