Medical Laboratory Technician
What is a Medical Laboratory Technician?
Clinical laboratory testing plays a crucial role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Medical laboratory technicians are trained to work under the supervision of a technologist to conduct routine diagnostic tests, as well as set up, clean and maintain medical laboratory equipment. As a Medical Laboratory Technician you will be responsible to collect blood, tissue or other samples from patients; log patient samples and prepare them for testing. You will perform laboratory procedures such as preparing specimens for testing, and preparing culture media and stock solutions. Medical Laboratory Technicians use automated equipment and computerized instruments capable of performing a number of tests simultaneously, as well as microscopes, cell counters, and other sophisticated laboratory equipment. Technicians will then analyze the results and relay them to physicians.
Program Objectives / Job Opportunities
Part I of the program is the ECG/Phlebotomy Technician that covers the Electrocardiography, Venipuncture, Specimen Handling. (Please refer to theECG/Phlebotomy Technician program outline for more details)
Part II of the program emphasizes more on practical skills that enables the student to assist the technologist in performing various tasks and diagnostic testing. Medical Laboratory Technicians will also assist in the laboratories with properly cleaning the equipment and maintaining a safe and sterile environment. Anderson College students have the advantage of working within our fully equipped and automated diagnostic laboratory. Graduates will have a competitive edge when seeking a job with the training we offer in our modern and up-to-date facilities.
Upon successful completion of our Medical Laboratory Technician program, graduates are eligible to sit for the National certification exam with theCanadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) and the Provincial certification exam with the Ontario Society of Medical Technologists (OSMT).
Once you have earned your diploma as Medical Laboratory Technician, you can work within:
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