Medical Diagnosis Services – Career

Updated: Jan 5, 2021

Work Nature

  • 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.

Key Skills

  • Pathology

  • Testing and analysis

  • Interventional Radiology

  • Computed Tomography (CT)

Occupations

  • Radiology technicians

  • ECG Technicians

  • Health Technicians

  • Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technician

  • Operation Theater Technicians

  • Pathologist

  • X-ray technicians

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