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The laboratory components of the medical laboratory science courses conducted on campus are outstanding. Our teaching laboratories, listed below, are well-equipped with sophisticated clinical instruments.

  • Chemistry: state-of-the-art instrumentation is used to analyze many biochemical constituents such as glucose, cholesterol, enzymes and drugs in body fluids
  • Hematology: whole blood is used for examining, counting, and identifying red and white blood cells and platelets
  • Immunohematology (blood bank): units of blood or components are typed and cross-matched for transfusion
  • Microbiology: disease-causing microorganisms are identified and their susceptibility to antibiotics determined
  • Molecular diagnostics: detection of nucleic acids in clinical specimens is used for the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of disease
  • Urinalysis and body fluids: urine and body fluids (other than blood) are analyzed chemically and examined for cellular structures and crystal formations
  • Phlebotomy: blood is collected by venipuncture or by fingerstick for use by the laboratory departments to facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of diseases

  • College of Health Sciences  •  Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences •   305 Willard Hall Education Bldg.
    Newark, DE 19716 •   Phone: 302-831-2849   •  Fax: 302-831-4180   •  mls-dept@udel.edu   •  © 2014
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