Specimen Processing (SP.S.STC)
18.0 Credit Hours
The Specimen Processing certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the clinical laboratory setting performing specimen collection, quality assurance and other techniques fundamental to specimen processing. The program is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of medical terminology, lab rules and regulations, and universal precautions for a clinical laboratory.
- Describe careers available in the laboratory field, definitions of licensure, certification, registration and accreditation, as well as the major routine laboratory tests in Blood Banking, Hematology, Chemistry, Immunology, Microbiology and Urinalysis.
- Describe quality assurance procedures, components of a quality plan, controls, validation, proficiency testing and significance of accuracy, precision, sensitivity, specificity, types and sources of errors in the clinical laboratory, corrective action and preventive action.
- Describe universal precautions, hazards encountered in the clinical laboratory, biosafety, radiation safety and the compliance standards of regulatory agencies.