Medical Laboratory Technician
About the Program
Medical technology is the field of health care that conducts clinical laboratory tests to help the physician to detect, diagnose, treat, and prevent disease. Tests on body fluids, tissues, and cells are performed with the use of microscopes, computers, and automated instruments.
Medical laboratory technicians perform general clinical laboratory tests in all areas of the clinical laboratory. MLTs may analyze the chemical content of body fluids, including blood, urine, and spinal fluid to determine blood type and to detect infectious organisms and cancer antibodies. They act as scientific investigators, tracking down clues to possible diseases.
Delgado's Medical Laboratory Technician Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N River Rd, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, www.naacls.org.
The passage rate of the ASCP national certification exam since 2007 is 98% for students who take the exam within 6 months of graduating from Delgado’s MLT program.