Continuing Education

MELT501 - Specimen Collection & Handling

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Course Overview

Often an initial procedure in diagnosis and treatment, specimen collection and handling is the process of obtaining fluids or tissue for laboratory testing. Describe the related theory on anticoagulants and explain problems associated with collecting blood specimens. Explain the collection of urine specimens and other miscellaneous specimens. Determine the appropriate distribution of collected specimens and guide the minimum volumes required.

Upon successful completion of this course you will have the skills to manage collection of blood specimens by venipuncture and capillary puncture and collection of urine and other specimens.

This course is valuable for anyone working in a health care field who wishes to acquire an additional skill. This is a self-directed correspondence course completed at your own pace with no classes to attend. To enrol, you must be a current health care professional.

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