THE PROFESSION OF MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY
The Medical Laboratory Technician possesses the
technical skills necessary to perform routine testing in the areas of
hematology, serology, coagulation, clinical microbiology, clinical
chemistry, blood banking, and urinalysis in clinical laboratories of
hospitals, clinics, and physician offices under the supervision of a
physician and/or medical technologist. The technician performs venipuncture
to obtain blood specimens and is an integral part of the health care team
providing information used in diagnosis and treatment.
The Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Associate Degree in Applied Science
Program is offered at the community colleges through the Southern Illinois
Collegiate Common Market. SICCM is a consortium of five Southern Illinois
Community Colleges, SIU Carbondale, and SIU Edwardsville.