MLT 251 - Immunohematology Theory and Lab
Course Description: This course provides the student with a foundation of immunohematology. Focus is placed on red blood cell immunology as it relates to ABO/Rh typing procedures, antibody detection and identification techniques and compatibility testing. Hemolytic disease of the newborn, component therapy, transfusion reaction investigation, quality control and problem solving will be introduced. Blood donor program regulations will be discussed.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of MLT 201, MLT 202, MLT 203, all with C or better.
Note(s): Open to Medical Laboratory Technology Degree students only.
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- Discuss the red blood cell immunology involved in ABO, Rh, and other blood group systems.
- Demonstrate the procedures involved in ABO/Rh blood typing, antibody detection and identification.
- Identify the measures necessary for safe patient transfusion using compatibility testing and appropriate component preparation.
- Describe the principles involved in the blood donor selection and collection process.
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