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The Medical Laboratory Technician class at the Mississauga campus was doing a Hematology lab, with real blood collected in a Lavender top tube containing an anticoagulant EDTA.

Usually the students donate their own blood but not enough was collected so the instructor donated 14 tubes of her own - I think she looked considerably paler than usual. The specific tests were ESR: HCT, ABO and Rh; differential and then staining the differential; and finally capillary puncture (not show here). The Med Lab Technicians get to do some pretty interesting things!!! For more information about our Med Lab Technician Diploma program click on this link: https://www.algonquinacademy.com/programs/healthcare/medicallabassistant