Quick Review Cards for Medical Laboratory Science
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Quick Review Cards for Medical
Valerie Dietz Polansky, MEd,
Medical Laboratory Technology Program
St. Petersburg College
St. Petersburg, Florida 2956_FM_i-xxii 29/01/14 11:54 AM Page ii
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Dedicated to my husband, Gary, for his support and
encouragement through another long project, and in loving
memory of my parents, Bill and Lee Dietz, who provided me
with the education that was the foundation of my career. 2956_FM_i-xxii 29/01/14 11:54 AM Page iv 2956_FM_i-xxii 29/01/14 11:54 AM Page v
Quick Review Cards for Medical Laboratory Science were No review of this type can include all topics. This review
developed as a study aid to improve student performance focuses on common procedures and disorders, other
on Board examinations in medical laboratory science knowledge that entry-level laboratory professionals are ex-
(medical technology) at both the technician and technol- pected to have, and topics that are frequently included on
ogist levels. (Technician candidates may skip the section Board exams. The review cards are written in an informal
on management and education.) note-taking style, using abbreviations, symbols, and short
This card deck is the product of more than 30 years of phrases to maximize the amount of information included.
experience teaching hundreds of students who have suc- A list of abbreviations is found in the frontmatter.
cessfully passed Board examinations at both levels. The New to the second edition are a chapter on molecular
card format allows for easy sorting and portability, making diagnostics and graphics for select topics. Space did not
them ideal for quick reviews and last-minute studying. Use allow for inclusion of drawings of all cells/organisms. Stu-
of these cards alone, however, does not guarantee a pass- dents are encouraged to refer to textbooks to supplement
ing score; they are intended to be used as an adjunct to their review with additional pictures and diagrams. Further
traditional textbooks. Students are encouraged to high- benefit could be derived from making their own drawings,
light unfamiliar information and to refer to textbooks and diagrams, and flow charts. Active and frequent review will
class notes to supplement their study of those topics. The lead to higher scores.
use of a multiple-choice review book and practice exams Every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of the
also will help to round out a student’s preparation for the content. In some cases, discrepancies were found within
Board exam. and among references; then information was either se-
The review cards will also be beneficial to MSL and MLT lected from the most recent publication or confirmed in
students before graduation as they prepare for course exam- another source. Please let the publisher know if you have
inations. Professionals who are cross-training or reentering suggestions for improving future editions.
the workplace will find these cards useful as well. 2956_FM_i-xxii 29/01/14 11:54 AM Page vi 2956_FM_i-xxii 29/01/14 11:54 AM Page vii
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Eileen Carreiro-Lewandowski, CLS Andrea R. Hoffmann, MT(ASCP)CM Sonja Nehr-Kanet, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM
Professor Instructor Clinical Associate Professor
University of Massachusetts Delgado Community College Idaho State University
Dartmouth, Massachusetts New Orleans, Louisiana Meridian, Idaho
Terry Dunkel, MS, MT(ASCP) Stephen M. Johnson, MS, MT(ASCP) Maura Pieretti, PhD, HCLD
Program Director, Assistant Professor Program Director Scientific Director
Presentation College Saint Vincent Health Center, BayCare Laboratories
Aberdeen, South Dakota Erie, Pennsylvania Tampa, Florida
Kathleen Engelmann, PhD, MLS(ASCP) Kathy Kenwright, MS, MT(ASCP)SI, MB Ellen F. Romani, MHSA, MLS(ASCP)CM,
Associate Professor Associate Professor BB, DLM
University of Bridgeport University of Tennessee Health Department Chair
Bridgeport, Connecticut Science Center Spartanburg Community College
David M. Falleur, Med, MT(ASCP), CLS Memphis, Tennessee Spartanburg, South Carolina
Chair, Associate Professor Kristi Lew, BSc (MLS), MSc, MLT, Anchalee D. Steele, MT(ASCP)
Southwest Texas State University MLS(ASCP)CM Program Director
San Marcos, Texas Assistant Professor Spencerian College
Abraham Furman, PhD University of Alberta Lexington, Kentucky
Associate Professor Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Amy Sutton, BS, MT(ASCP)
Oregon Institute of Technology Amy M. McCarty, MA, BS(ASCP) Laboratory Supervisor
Klamath Falls, Oregon Program Director Schryver Medical
Michelle L. Gagan, MSHS, MLS(ASCP) Washington Hospital Center Phoenix, Arizona
Education Coordinator Washington, DC
York Technical College
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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