- Count numbers of chromosomes and identify the structural abnormalities by viewing culture slides through microscopes, light microscopes, or photomicroscopes.
- Analyze chromosomes found in biological specimens to aid diagnoses and treatments for genetic diseases such as congenital birth defects, fertility problems, and hematological disorders.
- Examine chromosomes found in biological specimens to detect abnormalities.
- Recognize and report abnormalities in the color, size, shape, composition, or pattern of cells.
- Input details of specimen processing, analysis, and technical issues into logs or laboratory information systems (LIS).
- Apply prepared specimen and control to appropriate grid, run instrumentation, and produce analyzable results.
- Input details of specimens into logs or computer systems.
||Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
- Conduct chemical analysis of body fluids, including blood, urine, or spinal fluid, to determine presence of normal or abnormal components.
- Operate, calibrate, or maintain equipment used in quantitative or qualitative analysis, such as spectrophotometers, calorimeters, flame photometers, or computer-controlled analyzers.
- Collect and study blood samples to determine the number of cells, their morphology, or their blood group, blood type, or compatibility for transfusion purposes, using microscopic techniques.
- Enter data from analysis of medical tests or clinical results into computer for storage.
- Analyze samples of biological material for chemical content or reaction.
- Cultivate, isolate, or assist in identifying microbial organisms or perform various tests on these microorganisms.
- Examine cell samples to detect abnormalities in the color, shape, or size of cellular components and patterns.
- Prepare and analyze samples, such as Papanicolaou (PAP) smear body fluids and fine needle aspirations (FNAs), to detect abnormal conditions.
- Examine specimens to detect abnormal hormone conditions.
- Perform karyotyping or organizing of chromosomes according to standardized ideograms.
||Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians
- Operate computerized laboratory equipment to dehydrate, decalcify, or microincinerate tissue samples.
- Identify tissue structures or cell components to be used in the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of diseases.
- Perform electron microscopy or mass spectrometry to analyze specimens.
- Examine microscopic samples to identify diseases or other abnormalities.
- Diagnose diseases or study medical conditions, using techniques such as gross pathology, histology, cytology, cytopathology, clinical chemistry, immunology, flow cytometry, or molecular biology.
- Conduct genetic analyses of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) or chromosomes to diagnose small biopsies and cell samples.
- Order, label, and count stock of medications, chemicals, or supplies and enter inventory data into computer.
- Compute charges for medication or equipment dispensed to hospital patients and enter data in computer.
||Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
- Enter data, such as demographic characteristics, history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures, or treatment into computer.
||Nuclear Medicine Technologists
- Measure glandular activity, blood volume, red cell survival, or radioactivity of patient, using scanners, Geiger counters, scintillometers, or other laboratory equipment.
||Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
- Perform laboratory analyses or physical inspections of samples to detect disease or to assess purity or cleanliness.
||Respiratory Therapy Technicians
- Collect and analyze arterial blood gas samples.
- Enter data into computer and set controls to operate or adjust equipment or regulate dosage.
- Program and monitor cochlear implants to fit the needs of patients.
- Key commands and data into computer to document and specify scan sequences, adjust transmitters and receivers, or photograph certain images.
- Record prognosis, treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart or enter information into computer.
||Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
- Enter factors, such as amount and quality of radiation beam, and filming sequence, into computer.
||Nuclear Medicine Physicians
- Conduct laboratory procedures, such as radioimmunoassay studies of blood or urine, using radionuclides.