What is a Clinical Laboratory Scientist?

Clinical laboratory scientists are also known as medical and clinical laboratory technologists, lab technologists, medical laboratory scientists and medical technologists.

Medical Technologists prepare specimens for testing and microscopic examination. After testing and examining a specimen, they analyze the results and record the findings into a database. Technologists are responsible for effectively communicating test results to physicians or other laboratory personnel and health care providers. Typical duties include typing and cross-matching blood samples for transfusions; examining bodily fluids and tissue samples to determine the presence of bacteria, parasites, or other microorganisms. They also analyze samples for chemical content to determine concentrations of compounds, such as blood glucose and cholesterol levels. Medical Technologists develop and modify procedures as well as establish and monitor programs to ensure the accuracy of tests.” — California Occupational Guides

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