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Eastview Campus
Building 8000, Room 8356
3401 Webberville Road
Austin, TX 78702
Phone: 512.223-5700 or
toll-free 888.626-1697
E-mail:
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In a large medical lab, the Medical Laboratory Technician may be assigned to a specific area. In smaller clinical facilities, he or she may be expected to function in many areas. Graduates of ACC's Medical Laboratory Techology program emerge with the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in the field.

At ACC, you will learn how to:

  • Collect blood samples from patients
  • Prepare and identify specimens
  • Culture microorganisms to determine their identity and susceptibility to antibiotics
  • Conduct blood cell counts on patient samples
  • Group, type and cross-match blood for transfusion to patients
  • Store, label and prepare blood and blood components for transfusion
  • Analyze body fluids to determine chemical and biological components
  • Prepare various solutions utilized in the laboratory and reagents necessary to produce chemical reactions
  • Assume administrative functions relative to reporting and recording results of tests conducted in the laboratory, maintaining accurate clinical records, and perform other duties as may be assigned by the laboratory supervisor
  • Communicate results to nurses, doctors or other healthcare professionals
  • Follow blood and body-fluid safety precautions
  • Perform quality control for all test procedures
  • Maintain and troubleshoot laboratory equipment
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