Medical Laboratory Technicians are part of the health care team who work together with clinicians in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Medical Laboratory Technicians analyze patient samples, primarily blood, using sophisticated laboratory equipment and technology. They report the results back to the physician so that a diagnosis and treatment plan can be made. The work of Medical Laboratory Technicians is more behind the scenes rather than directly with patients. This makes it a great choice for those who are interested in a health care career, but may not want to do direct patient care.
Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT’s) assist members of the health-care team in caring for patients by analyzing clinical specimens. MLT’s use instruments such as microscopes, computers and complex laboratory equipment to analyze patient specimens.
95% of Mount Aloysius College Medical Laboratory Technician program graduates are either employed in the field of medical laboratory science or continuing their education.
Students will complete their clinical education at one of the following clinical affiliates:
Penn Highlands DuBois Regional Medical Center, DuBois, PA
DLP Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring, PA
J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, PA
Windber Medical Center, Windber, PA
Penn Highlands Brookville Hospital, Brookville, PA
Punxsutawney Area Hospital, Punxsutawney, PA
Penn Highlands Elk Regional Medical Center, St. Mary’s, PA
Tyrone Regional Health System, Tyrone, PA
Medical Laboratory Technician Program Essential Functions Policy
The practice of Medical Laboratory Technology requires that a person have certain essential technical abilities and skills in order to effectively perform the necessary competencies required of Medical Laboratory Technicians. The following is a list of essential functions that applicants for admission and continuing students must possess:
- Gross and Fine Motor Skills: The ability to use hand(s) with coordination and the ability to maneuver small objects with fingertips.
- Physical Mobility: The ability to move in and around the laboratory; the ability to maneuver in patient care areas for the purpose of performing the phlebotomy procedure and any other required procedures.
- Physical Strength and Endurance: The ability to stand and sit for extended periods of time; the ability to lift and handle laboratory equipment and supplies.
- Visual Acuity: The ability to read procedures, computer screens and labels; the ability to distinguish colors, distinguish clear from cloudy, and the ability to see objects through a microscope.
- Auditory: The ability to hear information and instructions communicated verbally.
- Communication: The ability to receive and convey information by way of reading, writing and speaking in the English language.
- Adaptability: The ability to accurately and safely perform assigned tasks under stressful conditions.
The Medical Laboratory Technician Program is fully accredited by:
NAACLS: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: (773) 714-8880
Fax: (773) 714-8886
American Society for Clinical Pathology Medical Laboratory Technician Board of Certification examination pass rate (3 year average): 83%
Graduation rate (3 year average): 85%
Graduate placement rate (3 year average): 100%