Mar 28, 2023  

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CHEM 425 - Clinical Chemistry

3 credits

This course places an emphasis on analyte test methodologies and result correlation in both health and disease states as well as the specifics of age and gender. The biochemical, pathological, and procedural aspects of the following analytes are explored: 

  • Glucose, lipids, proteins;
  • Calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, hemoglobin, iron, bilirubin, porphyrins, vitamins, and trace elements;
  • Enzyme kinetics and enzyme testing for cardiac and liver status;
  • Tumor markers
  • Hormones and endocrine function;
  • Hepatic and renal function;
  • Electrolytes, pH, and acid-base balance;

Additionally the class will cover instrumentation and basic troubleshooting, selection and analytical evaluation of methods, establishment and use of reference values, and quality management.

  Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the MLS program.

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