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HPRO 146 Clinical Lab Assistant I • 5 Cr.


First in a two course series designed to prepare students to work in a clinical laboratory setting. Provides overview of clinical laboratory work including laboratory terminology, organizational structures, HIPAA and OSHA regulations and standards, quality assurance practices, and a general understanding of clinical laboratory information systems and their functions. Enforced Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101, completion of HPRO 100, 105, 120, 125, and 130 with a C- or better, or permission of instructor.


Fee: $57.50 computer use.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe the general structure, functions, and operation of a clinical laboratory and the roles and responsibilities of a clinical laboratory assistant.
  • Identify the laboratory tests associated with each clinical laboratory function.
  • Interpret and use terminology and abbreviations associated with clinical laboratory testing and processing.
  • Apply the theory associated with laboratory testing in the areas of chemistry, hematology, microbiology, toxicology, serology and urinalysis.
  • Discuss the legal and ethical obligations of working as a Clinical Laboratory Assistant.



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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000