Profession Medical laboratory technician

    Medical laboratory technician

Medical laboratory technicians perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative

Tasks medical laboratory technician

  • Collect specimens from patients, such as blood, urine or tissue samples.
  • Conduct tests of specimens, to detect abnormalities or diseases, e.g. by using microscope or automatic analyzer.
  • Analyze results of tests and experiments, e.g. by using special mechanical and electrical devices.
  • Record and report findings of specimen analyses.
  • Set up and adjust medical laboratory equipment.
  • Maintain and clean medical laboratory equipment.
  • Analyze and record test data in order to issue reports with charts, graphs and narratives for educational purposes.
  • Consult with other medical staff, e.g. pathologist, to determine a final diagnosis.
  • Conduct blood tests for transfusion purposes and perform blood counts.
  • Adhere to safety measures .

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