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Medical Laboratory Science

Medical Laboratory Scientists analyze blood and body fluids for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of human disease.

The Medical Laboratory Science program is an 11-month program that meets Monday through Friday. Classes begin in June and January.

The Medical Laboratory Science Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018.  Phone:  (773) 714-8880.

The Medical Laboratory Science Program has an annual retention rate of 100%, Board of Review pass rate of 92%, and job placement rate of 93% over the past 3 years.

Upon completion of the program individuals will be able to ...

  • perform and interpret laboratory analyses in microbiology, hematology and body fluids, coagulation, clinical chemistry, immunology and blood bank.
  • operate and maintain the equipment and high-technology instruments used in laboratory analyses
  • select and evaluate new laboratory procedures and equipment
  • correlate laboratory results with disease states/conditions and recognize unreasonable laboratory results.
  • utilize laboratory information systems software, including instrument software and instrument interfaces with laboratory information systems,
  • practice laboratory safety to ensure a safe environment for self, coworkers, patients and visitors
  • communicate effectively with other health care professionals, patients and their families, and the community
Southeast Hospital College of Nursing & Health Sciences • 2001 William Street • Cape Girardeau • MO • 63703 • 573-334-6825
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