Clinical Laboratory Technicians

Description:

Clinical laboratory technicians perform procedures on medical specimens using the latest biomedical techniques and instrumentation.  They require excellent technical skills as well as analysis, computer and communication skills. 

Some of the responsibilities of Clinical Laboratory Technicians include:

  • Analyzing blood and body fluids for diverse proteins, sugars, enzymes, lipids, hormones and drugs
  • Detecting and identify disease causing bacteria and determining the best antibiotics to use for treatment
  • Testing donated blood to ensure it is safe for transfusion
  • Analyzing plasma for causes of abnormal clotting or bleeding disorders
  • Examining blood for abnormal cells found in anemia and leukemia
  • Using immunological techniques to identify antibodies to Strep and Lyme disease

The information that Clinical Laboratory Technicians provide to physicians is essential for diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease, food poisoning, heart attacks, drug overdoses, and many other diseases.

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Salary information by region may be obtained at www.salary.com .


For information on Medical Laboratory Technician Programs, visit our NJ Clinical Laboratory Educational Programs page


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