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MLT - Clinical Genetics

Students pursue post-secondary studies in medical laboratory science - usually a two or three year accredited training program at the community college or university level.

Medical laboratory technology- Genetics programs include courses in clinical Genetics

Genetics

Conduct tests to analyze and diagnose abnormalities in chromosomes and DNA. Common Test : Analyze Chromosome data for the detection of syndromes (ex. Down Syndrome)

Once you've graduated from your post-secondary training you'll need to:

  1. Write the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) national certification exam to be certified. This certification allows you to work as a MLT-General throughout Canada
  2. CSMLS certification is required by most regulators for registration and is a requirement of employment by most employers.
  3. MLTs must also be licenced to practice by SSMLT to work in Saskatchewan.

MLT Clinical Genetics Program

Canadian Accredited Programs

List of Clinical Genetics Programs - Visit the Website

SSMLT MLT-Clinical Genetics Licence requirements

  • Complete a Canadian Accredited Clinical Genetics-MLT program to be eligible to write CSMLS National Certification exam.
  • Successfully challenge the CSMLS National Certification MLT-Clinical Genetics exam.