ANSC 151: Clinical Laboratory Techniques

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3
Provides students with the background knowledge needed to perform and interpret laboratory techniques commonly used in veterinary practice. Topics include: Homeostatic relationships, cytology, histology, parisitology and clinical physiology of major body systems. Includes a discussion of common disorders affecting major body systems and the techniques used for diagnosis. This course is intended for students entering veterinary technology, veterinary assisting or other animal-related fields.

A grade of ā€œCā€ or better in ANSC 142 and 142L.


Registration in ANSC 151L.

Course Outcomes
  • Describe the procedures for safely collecting specimens from domestic animals.
  • Discuss the clinical tests performed in hematology, urinalysis, clinical chemistries, and cytology.
  • Compare the technologies used by automated hematology and blood chemistry machines and discuss their impacts on the accuracy and reliability of test results.
  • Recognize accurate vs. erroneous results in order to provide maximum diagnostic benefit.