Continuing Education

MELT501 - Specimen Collection & Handling

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Course Overview

Often the initial procedure for diagnosis and treatment of patients is specimen collection. This is the process of obtaining body fluids or tissue and processing them for laboratory testing. In this course you will learn to describe the related theory for venipuncture and for the collection of urine specimens and other miscellaneous specimens. You will also learn how collected specimens are distributed to testing areas and how to use the guide for minimum volumes required for testing.
Refresh your knowledge on specimen procurement by venipuncture and capillary puncture.

This is a self-directed correspondence course completed at your own pace with no classes to attend. To enroll, you must be a current health care professional.

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