This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and theory of techniques used in the Clinical Chemistry laboratory for measurement of aminoacids, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids in body fluids. Students will learn to use, interpret and evaluate the performance of these laboratory methods and develop the ability to recognize levels of these biochemical components in both normal and pathophysiological states. Examination and comparison of laboratory results will be used to diagnose or rule out disease. Techniques reviewed range from general to specific assays and from the classical to state-of-the-art methodologies. In addition, students will be able to assess the quality of laboratory generated values determine when values are invalid and suggest ideas to troubleshoot clinical laboratory methods.
BMSC.2420, or CHEM.2210, and HSCI.3500, or CHEM.4500, or BIOL.4190, and MLSC.3630, and Applied Biomedical Sciences (BS), or Clinical Lab Sciences (BS), or Nutritional Sciences (BS), or Pharmaceutical Sciences (BS).