A medical/clinical laboratory technician performs a number of tasks in a medical laboratory within a hospital or other independent medical laboratory setting; their primary focus is generally specimen collection, processing, and handling. The medical laboratory technician is expected to follow all rules and protocols at all times, ensuring quality control for all collected specimens. Medical laboratory technicians also read, understand, analyze, maintain, and record all test results. They also help identify and resolve inconsistencies in patient results after analyzing the reports.
Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician Tasks
Maintain laboratory by cleaning and sterilizing the equipment, keeping inventory, and ordering lab supplies.
Analyze test results, produce reports, and consult with specialists as needed to reach diagnosis.
Conduct chemical tests on patient samples according to policies and guidelines.
Prepare standard volumetric solutions and reagents.