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Medical Laboratory Sciences Department

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Facilities and Equipment

The College provides a large modern medical technology laboratory, a fully-equipped microbiology laboratory, a prep room, and a storage and autoclave room. Medical Technology faculty offices are in the same hall as the laboratories.

The laboratories are equipped with current clinical and research instrumentation, including:

  • Ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometers
  • 10-headed Olympus BH2 teaching microscope
  • MLA Electra 700 and Coulter ACL 1000 Automated Coagulation Timers
  • Refractometers
  • Sysmex CA600 Coagulation Analyzer
  • Sysmex PFA 100 Platelet Function Analyzer
  • Sysmex Advia 360 Hematology Analyzer
  • Olympus fluorescence microscope
  • Olympus binocular light microscopes
  • Coulter Act 10 and Coulter T-660 hematology cell counters
  • Digital chloridometer
  • Osmometer
  • Perkin Elmer Lambda 365 UV/Vis Spectrometer
  • Vernier UV/Vis benchtop Spectrometers
  • Videolab cameras with adapters for microscope attachment
  • Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Gel Workstation
  • Serfuges, waterbaths, and dry block incubators
  • Microbiology incubators of varying temperatures
  • Mini PCR bio thermocyclers and fluorescence detector 
  • Analytical balances

Students have access to advanced computer technology. A $10 million IBM mainframe gives Marist a level of computing power ordinarily associated with large research universities and Fortune 500 companies. Campus-wide connections provide round-the-clock access to e-mail, phone mail, the mainframe computer, the Internet, the library, and a variety of database services.

Students and faculty can acquire information on medical research through Medline, Pub Med, Grateful Med and the National Library of Medicine through College Internet connections throughout campus and in every student dorm room.