Medical Lab Technology / Phlebotomy Program
The first step to beginning health career training at NOVA/MEC is to attend a mandatory Information Session.
MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
PHLEBOTOMY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
The Fall 2013 Phlebotomy class is now filled. The application period for Spring 2014 will open Tuesday, September 3, 2013.
Important Note: Pre-Health students who have questions regarding program requirements, admission, transcript evaluation or students who need academic advising are encouraged to visit the MEC Student Services Center in room 202.
Phone: 703.822.6648, Medical Education Campus, Room 239
About the Medical Lab Technology / Phlebotomy Program
Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT’s) perform essential laboratory testing that is critical to the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease. In fact, modern medicine could not be practiced without the tests performed by these laboratory professionals. Did you know that laboratory tests make up 70% of the verifiable reportable data in a patients’ medical record? MLT’s perform tests on blood and body fluids in the areas of hematology, chemistry, blood banking, microbiology, serology and urinalysis using microscopes, chemicals, computers and sophisticated automated equipment. In a medical laboratory, a team of highly skilled pathologists, technologists, technicians and phlebotomists works together to determine the presence, extent or absence of disease and help evaluate effectiveness of treatment. (NAACLS).
Phlebotomists (PBT’s) work directly with patients. The laboratory depends on the phlebotomy technician to collect quality samples from the patient to produce quality laboratory results. To do this, the phlebotomy technician must create an atmosphere of trust and confidence with patients while drawing blood specimens in a skillful, safe and reliable manner. Click here to read more from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
Labs Are Vital
LabScienceCareers.com is an online resource for those interested in learning more about career opportunities in clinical laboratory science. It is part of the "Labs Are Vital" initiative and is funded by Abbott.
Career Video Clips
These video clips are supported by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Michigan Department of Community Health, Bureau of Laboratories through cooperative agreement U90/CCU517018;Frances Pouch-Downes, DrPH, Laboratory Director and John Dyke, PhD, Program Advisor, Michigan Laboratory Systems. The website is maintained by Michigan State University. Click here to launch Diagnostic Detectives 2003.
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