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Medical lab work plays a crucial role in the healthcare system as doctors rely on the accurate diagnostic information to make appropriate decisions for the treatment of their patients. Much of the information doctors use to make treatment decisions, is from laboratory testing which is why medical laboratory assistants are such a vital part of the healthcare system.

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Medical Laboratory Assistant Job Description

Depending on where the medical laboratory assistant works, their responsibilities can vary. Medical Lab Assistants usually:

  • Collect blood specimens using macro and micro phlebotomy techniques
  • Sort specimens
  • Prepare samples for testing
  • Perform basic laboratory testing procedures such as specialized plating and urinalysis
  • Transport and receive specimens
  • Perform ECG and Holter Monitoring
  • Operate lab equipment
  • Manage computer data
  • Maintain laboratory supply levels
  • Review information on the documents that accompany specimens
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