Medical Laboratory Assistants

What do Medical Laboratory Assistants do?

Medical laboratory assistants perform a variety of duties within the medical field including:

  • Receiving laboratory specimens from hospitals, clinics, and other practices
  • Preparing specimens for laboratory testing
  • Manually testing specimens
  • Examining specimens for the presence, or the absence, of specified cells and other biological matter
  • Reporting findings of laboratory testing
  • Recording laboratory test results