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medical laboratory assistant





Medical laboratory assistants work under supervision of the biomedical scientist and carry out basic laboratory procedures. They work in the pre-analytical handling of samples such as checking the details of specimens received for analysis, maintaining analysers, loading reagents, and packaging specimens. They also perform clerical tasks such as monitoring the stock levels of reagents used in analysis.

Scope note

Excludes people performing analysis of blood samples, cell cultures, or review blood samples. Excludes people performing assignment of blood groups, interpretation of tests or results, or contacting patients with these results.

Alternative Labels

assistant clinical researcher

assistant in biomedical laboratory

assistant in medical laboratory

biomedical laboratory assistant

biomedical laboratory research assistant

clinical research assistant

medical lab assistant

medical laboratory research assistant

Regulatory Aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:

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Skills & Competences