MLT Technical Standards

Technical Standards/Essential Functions

The Medical Laboratory Technician specializes in the application of scientific knowledge and theory in the skillful performance of medical laboratory functions. Therefore, all applicants should possess:

  1. Sufficient visual acuity and color perception, such as in needed to perform microscopic examinations, to distinguish color reactions, and to detect antigen- antibody reactions.
  2. Sufficient gross and fine motor coordination to efficiently implement the skills required in performing laboratory functions, including collection of specimens and manipulation of laboratory equipment, such as glassware and electronic instruments.
  3. Sufficient communication skills (verbal, non-verbal and written) to interact effectively with individuals.
  4. Sufficient intellectual, emotional, and physical functions to plan and implement laboratory duties in a responsible manner.

After you have read and understand the Technical Standards for the Medical Laboratory Technician Program please print one of the following file formats

Word Document (DOC), Rich Text Format (RTF), Adobe Acrobat (.PDF)

and return the signed and dated copy to:

Karol Conrad,
Medical Laboratory Technician Program Coordinator
Allied Health Building, Room 207
Madisonville Community College Health Sciences Campus
750 North Laffoon Street - Madisonville, KY 42431