• Collect and identify appropriate samples
• Operate sophisticated laboratory equipment such as microscopes and cell counters
• Log data from medical tests and enter results into a patient’s medical records
• Determines calculated results, utilizing testing date by means of manual or computerized procedures
• Perform test calibrations and run quality control materials at appropriate intervals
• Conduct chemical analyses of body fluids, such as blood and urine, using microscope or automatic analyzer to detect abnormalities or diseases, and enter findings into computer.
• Set up, adjust, maintain and clean medical laboratory equipment.
• Analyze the results of tests and experiments to ensure conformity to specifications, using special mechanical and electrical devices.
• Analyze and record test data to issue reports that use charts, graphs and narratives.
• Perform medical research to further control and cure disease.
• Obtain specimens, cultivating, isolating and identifying microorganisms for analysis.
• Examine cells stained with dye to locate abnormalities.
• Collect blood or tissue samples from patients, observing principles of asepsis to obtain blood sample.
• Consult with a pathologist to determine a final diagnosis when abnormal cells are found.
• Inoculate fertilized eggs, broths, or other bacteriological media with organisms.
• Cut, stain and mount tissue samples for examination by pathologists.
• Supervise and instruct other technicians and laboratory assistants.
• Prepare standard volumetric solutions and reagents to be combined with samples, following standardized formulas or experimental procedures.