Clinical Hematology Laboratory

Course Description

This course introduces the various techniques and safety procedures used in the clinical hematology laboratory. Students will prepare and stain blood slides, perform microhematocrits, hemoglobin analysis, ESR, and Sickle Cell Screening. Students will perform manual WBC's and platelet counts using a hemacytometer. Students will evaluate printouts from the automated hematology analyzer. Students will determine the morphology and identification of common human blood cells. Special stains (Reticulocyte, giemasa, and Kleihaure-Betke) will be done. Correlating test results with disease states will be accomplished. Successful completion of this course and HTEC D080A, HTEC D081A, HTEC D081., HTEC D082A and HTEC D082. are required to enroll in Clinical Hematology/Urinalysis/Coagulation Practicum, HTEC D180. This course must be successfully completed in order to qualify for the clinical externship and take the exam.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
01178 HTEC 80 01 ·T····· 10:30 AM-02:45 PM Cynthia Press S73

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2022-09-26 to 2022-12-16.

Footnote Information

HTEC-080.-01: This class meets face-to-face on campus each week, please see class schedule for details.

Course Details

1.5 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 0
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 4.5
Gen Ed
Non-GE Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


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