Medical laboratory technicians assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases by performing tests on tissue, blood and other body fluids.
Medical lab technicians most commonly work in hospitals or doctors’ offices.
Conduct chemical analyses of body fluids, such as blood or urine, using microscope or automatic analyzer to detect abnormalities or diseases and enter findings into computer.
Analyze the results of tests or experiments to ensure conformity to specifications, using special mechanical or electrical devices.
Set up, maintain, calibrate, clean, and test sterility of medical laboratory equipment.
Prepare standard volumetric solutions or reagents to be combined with samples, following standardized formulas or experimental procedures.
Collect blood or tissue samples from patients, observing principles of asepsis to obtain blood sample.
Supervise or instruct other technicians or laboratory assistants.
Conduct blood tests for transfusion purposes and perform blood counts.
Inoculate fertilized eggs, broths, or other bacteriological media with organisms.
Obtain specimens, cultivating, isolating, and identifying microorganisms for analysis.
Examine cells stained with dye to locate abnormalities.
Consult with a pathologist to determine a final diagnosis when abnormal cells are found.
Cut, stain, and mount tissue samples for examination by pathologists.
Perform medical research to further control or cure disease.
Test raw materials, processes, or finished products to determine quality or quantity of materials or characteristics of a substance.
Analyze and record test data to issue reports that use charts, graphs, or narratives.
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