MLT 202 - Urinalysis/Body Fluids
A study of the physiologic processes which result in the formation of urine and body fluids. Emphasis on the analysis of fluids and interpretation of the clinical significance of test results.
Prerequisite: BIO 131 Human Biology I, and approval of the CLT advisor
1 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Explain the colleciton and handling procedures for urine and body fluids.
2. Understand the observational and physical measurements of urine and body fluids required by the clinical laboratory.
3. Describe the chemical screening methods used on urine and other fluids analyzed by the urinalysis department.
4. Describe the preparation and performance of a urine microscopic analysis.
5. Identify commonly seen urinary crystals, cells and casts.
6. Identify the primary functions of the major components of the kidney and urinary tract.
7. Know the structure and function of the nephron.
8. Correlate urinalysis test data with specific disease states and state the clinical significance of test results.
9. Describe the performance and clinical significance of a CSF and other body fluid cell count.
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