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.
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.
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