Tasks

  • conducting chemical analysis of body fluids, including blood, urine, and spinal fluid, to determine presence of normal and abnormal components
  • operating, calibrating and maintaining equipment used in quantitative and qualitative analysis, such as spectrophotometers, calorimeters, flame photometers, and computer-controlled analyzers
  • entering data from analysis of laboratory tests and clinical results into records-keeping systems and reporting results to medical practitioners and other health professionals
  • analyzing samples of biological material for chemical content or reaction
  • setting up, cleaning, and maintaining laboratory equipment
  • analyzing laboratory findings to check the accuracy of the results
  • establishing and monitoring programs to ensure the accuracy of laboratory results and developing, standardizing, evaluating, and modifying procedures, techniques and tests used in the analysis of specimens
  • obtaining specimens, cultivating, isolating and identifying microorganisms for analysis
  • examining cells stained with dye to locate abnormalities
  • inoculating fertilized eggs, broths, or other bacteriological media with organisms

    Educational level

    • Semi-skilled
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