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Nature of Job

A Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) is a healthcare professional which performs chemical, hematological, immunologic, microscopic, and bacteriological diagnostic analyses on body fluids such as blood, urine, sputum, stool, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), peritoneal fluid, pericardial fluid, and synovial fluid, as well as other specimens. Medical Laboratory Scientists work in clinical laboratories at hospitals, doctor's offices, reference labs, and biotechnology labs.

Educational requirements

A Medical Laboratory Technologist typically earns a bachelor's degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science or in a life science.

Speciality areas

MLTs are specialists, qualified by additional training to perform more complex analyses than usual within a specific field. Specialties include clinical biochemistry, hematology, coagulation, microbiology, bacteriology, virology, parasitology, mycology, immunology, immunohematology (blood bank), histopathology, cytopathology, genetics, cytogenetics, labs.

Job duties

Medical technologists are responsible for confirming the accuracy of test results, and reporting laboratory findings to physicians. Also known as clinical laboratory scientists, medical technologists operate complex electronic equipment, computers, and precision instruments costing millions of dollars. The Medical Laboratory Technologist must recognize abnormalities in their test results and know how to correct problems with the instrumentation. They monitor, screen, and troubleshoot analyzers featuring the latest technology available on the market. The MLT performs equipment validations, calibrations, quality controls, "on the fly" or run-by-run assessment, statistical control of observed data, and recording normal operations. To maintain the integrity of the laboratory process, the medical technologist recognizes factors that could introduce error and rejects contaminated or sub-standard specimens.

Job title

There is a strong distinction between a technician and a Technologist / scientist that is not always understood by others. Both may be certified or registered by one or more nationally-recognized professional organizations, but technicians have a one & half-year certificate, and may have less classroom training than other professionals. Medical Technologists have a bachelor’s degree and usually do more difficult, complex analyses than technicians are trained to do. Technologists generally earn a higher income than technicians do.

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