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NOC 3211 Medical laboratory technologists

Example Titles
advanced registered technologist – medical laboratory
anatomical pathology technologist
autopsy technologist – medical laboratory
biochemistry technologist – medical laboratory
blood bank technologist
charge technologist – medical laboratory
clinical immunology technologist
clinical laboratory technologist
combined laboratory and x-ray technologist
cytogenetics technologist – medical laboratory
cytology technologist
cytotechnologist – medical laboratory
electron microscopy technologist – medical laboratory
hematology technologist – medical laboratory
histology technologist
histology technologist – medical laboratory
histopathology technologist
histotechnologist – medical laboratory
immunohematology technologist
immunohematology technologist – medical laboratory
immunology technologist – medical laboratory
in-charge technologist – autopsy services
medical laboratory supervisor
medical laboratory technical supervisor
medical laboratory technologist
medical technologist
medical technologist – medical laboratory
medical technologists supervisor
microbiology technologist – medical laboratory
registered medical technologist
registered technologist – medical
serology technologist
tissue technologist – medical laboratory

Lead statement
Medical laboratory technologists conduct medical laboratory tests, experiments and analyses to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. They are employed in medical laboratories in hospitals, blood banks, community and private clinics, research facilities and post-secondary educational institutions. Medical laboratory technologists who are supervisors are included in this unit group.

Main duties
Medical laboratory technologists perform some or all of the following duties:
Set up, operate and maintain laboratory equipment
Conduct and interpret chemical analyses of blood, urine, and cerebrospinal and other body fluids
Study blood cells and other tissues to determine their relation to various physiological and pathological conditions
Prepare tissue sections for microscopic examinations using techniques to demonstrate special cellular tissue elements or other characteristics
Perform and interpret blood group, type and compatibility tests for transfusion purposes
Establish procedures for the analysis of specimens and for medical laboratory experiments
Conduct quality control assessment of testing techniques
May supervise and train other medical laboratory technical staff, students and helpers
May assist pathologists during autopsies.
Medical laboratory technologists may specialize in areas such as clinical chemistry, clinical microbiology, hematology, histotechnology, immunohematology, cytotechnology and cytogenetics.

Source: Canada website