An additional testing date for Rend Lake College’s Medical Laboratory Technology program has been set for 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 13, in Academic Building Room 116. This test is for acceptance into the Fall 2006 MLT program.
The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) is employed in clinical laboratories of hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices and other health care facilities. The MLT performs testing on blood and body fluids under the supervision of a medical technologist and/or pathologist in the areas of hematology, chemistry, blood bank, urinalysis, serology, coagulation and microbiology. The MLT performs maintenance on equipment and instruments, applies basic scientific principles to laboratory techniques and procedures, recognizes factors that affect procedures and relates laboratory findings to common disease processes. In addition, the MLT interacts with physicians and other health care personnel.
Anyone wishing to take the MLT exam should contact Career Resource and Assessment Specialist Gloria Oliver at (618) 437-5321, Ext. 1268, or call toll-free at 1-800-369-5321, Ext. 1268. For MLT packets or for more information about the program, contact the Rend Lake College Allied Health Division at (618) 437-5321, Ext. 1251, or call toll-free at 1-800-369-5321, Ext. 1251.
The Medical Laboratory Technology program is offered through the Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market and is a cooperative program with Shawnee Community College, Southeastern Illinois College and John A. Logan College.