Resources

Below are a few of the resources I utilized while I was studying both for the Medical Laboratory Technician and Medical Laboratory Science exams.
Medical Laboratory Science

Concepts of Immunohematology: Second Edition by Kathy D Blaney and Paul Howard – This is a great book that explains blood banking in a simple approach. I still refer to it to this day when I come across blood banking questions in my current position.

Linne and Ringsrud’s Clinical Laboratory Science. The Basics and Routine Techniques: Fifth Edition by Mary Louise Turgeon – This is my favorite book. It gives an overview of all of the topics that will be covered on the test. It explains it in a way that is simple to grasp and anyone could understand.

Clinical Laboratory Science Review: Third Edition by Robert Harr – This is a great book. They give you sample questions in all of the areas that could be on the test. They also give an explanation for each answer which is helpful for the Medical Laboratory Science field.

Urinalysis and Body Fluids: Fifth Edition by Susan King Strasinger and Marjorie Schaub Di Lorenzo – This is a great book to learn and study for the exam. I used this book almost exclusively to study and to learn about urine and the different body fluids.

Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology: Fifth Edition by Valerie C. Scanlon and Tine Sanders – This book gives you an overview of the body and how it works. It is not a necessary book but I found it helpful when I was reviewing for my MLT and MLS exams.

Clinical Immunology and Serology: Third Edition by Christine Dorresteyn Stevens – This book is helpful in describing the different aspects of immunology and serology. It explains the immunoglobulin’s and talks about hepatitis. I used this book a lot to study for my most recent exam. I did not use or read the entire book but it did explain things well if I needed a little extra explanation.

Clinical Laboratory Hematology: Second Edition by Shirlyn B. McKenzie and J. Lynne Williams – This is a terrific book if you want to learn about hematology and everything that goes along with it. I used this book a lot to study for different topics like RBCS and WBCS along with coagulation topics.

Quick Review Cards for Clinical Laboratory Science Examinations: 1st Edition by Valerie Dietz Polansky – They are not really flashcards in the traditional sense. They contain a lot of information on the topics that will most likely be covered on the exam. I used these everyday. The cards covered the main points and helped me stay focused on what information would most likely be on the exam.