Dec 10, 2023
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.
- 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
- 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.
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:
- Interpret ABO blood types using the fundamental principles of Immunohematology.
- Describe the preparation, handling, storage, and quality control for both blood bank reagents and blood bank equipment.
- Evaluate Genetic Principles in ABO and Rh blood groups.
- Identify the major antigens classified within the other blood group systems.
- Analyze test results to detect and identify clinically significant blood group antibodies.
- Interpret compatibility test results.
- Interpret adverse effects of transfusion.
- Analyze tests for Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn (HDFN).
- Describe the donor selection process.
- Explain the process for component preparation and storage parameters of all blood products.
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