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Health Professions: Medical Laboratory Technology

Earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) at TCC.
MLTs work under the supervision of a physician or medical technologist (MT) by performing routine clinical laboratory tests analyzing body fluidsfor the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

The results of these tests assist doctors in verifying cause of illness, making medical decisions and determining treatment options.

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Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT)

 

Medical Laboratory Technicians are skilled in all areas of the clinical laboratory and able to perform routine clinical laboratory tests in clinical biochemistry, hematology, coagulation, microbiology, bacteriology, virology, parasitology, mycology, immunology, immunohematology (blood bank), and molecular diagnostics.

They perform simple and highly complex laboratory tests utilizing automated equipment, computers, and precision instruments.

In addition, Medical Laboratory Technicians are responsible for confirming the accuracy of test results, and reporting laboratory findings to pathologists and other physicians.


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Upon completion of an accredited program, Medical Laboratory Technicians are eligible to complete a national certification exam administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) to become certified as a medical laboratory technician.
Medical Laboratory Technicians who are certified and in good standing with the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) are entitled to use the credential "MLT" after their names.

All Program Policies and Procedures are available upon request.