Profession 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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- 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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