Advisement

Admission to Medical Laboratory Sciences

Walk-in Advising Hours

Major Changes

If you are interested in changing majors to Medical Laboratory Science or Medical Diagnostics, please contact Lori Mayhew to set up an appointment at lmayhew@udel.edu or 302-831-8804. You may also come during walk-In advising times posted at the link above.

Areas of Study

  • Chemistry: state-of-the-art instrumentation is used to analyze many biochemical constituents such as glucose, cholesterol, enzymes and drugs in body fluids
  • Hematology: whole blood is used for examining, counting, and identifying red and white blood cells and platelets
  • Immunohematology (blood bank): units of blood or components are typed and cross-matched for transfusion
  • Microbiology: disease-causing microorganisms are identified and their susceptibility to antibiotics determined
  • Molecular diagnostics: detection of nucleic acids in clinical specimens is used for the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of disease
  • Body fluid analysis: urine and body fluids (other than blood) are analyzed chemically and examined for cellular structures and crystal formations
  • Phlebotomy: blood is collected by venipuncture or by fingerstick for use by the laboratory departments to facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of diseases