Medical Laboratory Scientist
I test blood, urine, and other specimens using manual and automated procedures to aid physicians in diagnosing disease.
Learning / Being Challenged
Day to Day
In the hospital, I start each shift receiving a hand-off of information from the scientist who is leaving. I will then perform Quality Control specimens for various tests, instrument maintenance if needed, and take over the testing bench. The rest of the shift is resulting tests, calling critical results, and keeping the pending tests list updated. The lab is split into 'benches' and each MLS will work one bench per shift. Benches in our lab are hematology, urinalysis, chemistry, and blood bank.
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