The medical laboratory specialist conducts tests on the tissue, blood and body fluids of patients.


  • Perform elementary blood banking and clinical laboratory procedures in hematology, immunohematology, clinical chemistry, serology, bacteriology, parasitology and urinalysis

  • Collect blood specimens by venipuncture and capillary puncture

  • Pack, unpack, inspect, store and distribute blood and blood products

  • Assemble, disassemble and maintain laboratory equipment


Job training for a medical laboratory specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 52 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice-testing specimens.?
Some of the skills you?ll learn are:

  • Medical laboratory procedures

  • Study of human parasites and diseases

  • Laboratory administration and record keeping


  • Interest in biology, chemistry and algebra

  • Ability to follow detailed procedures precisely

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