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HCC 230 Clinical Urinalysis and Body Fluids Analysis
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2018
SUN#:  None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: Examines anatomy and physiology of the renal system, renal diseases, and renal function tests. Emphasis is on interpretation, evaluation, and reporting of urinalysis and body fluid results, urine and body fluid collection techniques, types, specimen handling and preservation, instrument calibration, maintenance, and quality control. Application of body fluid analysis, and chemical and microscopic analysis of urine are also covered. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Medical Laboratory Science program and permission of Program Director.



Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Medical Laboratory Science program and permission of Program Director.

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1.0 (Knowledge Level) Use common urinalysis terminology as it relates to the point-of-care or clinical laboratory. (CSLO 1,2,3)
2.0 (Application Level) Prepare, store, dispose of, and properly transport specimens for urinalysis testing according to standard operating procedure. (CSLO 2)
3.0 (Comprehension level) Instruct patients in the proper collection techniques including mid-stream, random, clean catch, timed collections, collections for drug screening, and urine pregnancy tests. (CSLO 1,2)
4.0 (Analysis Level) Determine the suitability of specimens for urinalysis procedures related to the test requested, appropriate patient preparation/method of collection, time of collection/processing, storage, and specimen rejection criteria. (CSLO 2,4)
5.0 (Knowledge level) Assemble/prepare reagents, standards, and controls for urinalysis testing. (CSLO 2)
6.0 (Application level) Prepare slides for microscopic examination. (CSLO 2)
7.0 (Application level) Perform urinalysis tests at the Medical Laboratory Technician level. (CSLO 2)
8.0 (Evaluation level) Recognize technical errors for each test performed. (CSLO 2,4)
9.0 (Analysis level) Report results of tests using pre-determined criteria. (CSLO 2,4)
10.0 (Application level) Perform pre-determined quality control procedures for urinalysis tests, including maintenance and instrument calibration. (CSLO 2)


Internal/External Standards Accreditation
The standards are based on the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) Clinical Assistant Competencies core module pgs. 41 to 47.
NAACLS Web Site:

http://www.naacls.org. See Standard Compliance Guide.