Medical laboratory technicians carry out routine laboratory tests and other procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the human body.
Duties & Tasks
Medical laboratory technicians may perform the following tasks:set up equipment used in the laboratory and clean it after use
prepare and stain slides of microorganisms for microscopic examination
under supervision, collect blood samples, perform blood counts and carry out tests to determine bleeding, coagulation time, blood types and other characteristics
communicate results of tests to the medical officers who have requested them.
Medical laboratory technicians work as part of a team with doctors, scientists and laboratory assistants.
attention to detail
able to work accurately and with minimal supervision
able to do repetitive work without losing concentration.