Dec 10, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

MLT 120 - Immunohematology

Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 3 Clinical Hours: 0 Credits: 4

Description: This course introduces the theory and practice of blood banking, including the ABO, RH and other blood group systems, compatibility testing, and HDN.

Prerequisite(s): Take MLT 101 MLT 105 MLT 108  and MLT 115  with a minimum grade of C. 
Course Topics:
  • Fundamental principles of Immunohematology, including ABO blood type interpretations
  • Preparation, handling, and storage of blood bank reagents
  • Genetic Principles of ABO and Rh Blood groups
  • Major antigens of other blood group systems and identification methods
  • Compatibility testing and component selection
  • Quality control of blood bank reagents and equipment
  • Transfusion Reactions
  • Donor selection, component preparation, and storage

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • In order to participate in lab, students must be wearing floor-length pants, closed-toe, closed heel shoes. Pants may not have rips, tears, etc. Students must also wear a liquid impervious lab coat, gloves and a face shield (available in SCC bookstore) whenever handling clinical specimens.

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
F =   0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Interpret ABO blood types using the fundamental principles of Immunohematology.
  2. Describe the preparation, handling, storage, and quality control for both blood bank reagents and blood bank equipment.
  3. Evaluate Genetic Principles in ABO and Rh blood groups.
  4. Identify the major antigens classified within the other blood group systems.
  5. Analyze test results to detect and identify clinically significant blood group antibodies.
  6. Interpret compatibility test results.
  7. Interpret adverse effects of transfusion.
  8. Analyze tests for Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn (HDFN).
  9. Describe the donor selection process.
  10. Explain the process for component preparation and storage parameters of all blood products.

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