Automated analysers in the medical laboratory

Description

The methods used to introduce samples into the laboratory instrument that analyses biological samples for diagnosis purpose.

Alternative labels

hematology analysers
automatic analysers
automated analysers
automatic analyser
routine biochemistry analysers
medical laboratory instruments

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Automated analysers in the medical laboratory is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Medical laboratory assistant: Medical laboratory assistants work under supervision of the biomedical scientist and carry out basic laboratory procedures. They work in the pre-analytical handling of samples such as checking the details of specimens received for analysis, maintaining analysers, loading reagents, and packaging specimens. They also perform clerical tasks such as monitoring the stock levels of reagents used in analysis.
Biomedical scientist: Biomedical scientists perform all laboratory methods required as part of medical examination, treatment and research activities, particularly clinical-chemical, haematological, immuno-haematological, histological, cytological, microbiological, parasitological, mycological, serological and radiological tests. They perform analytical sample testing and report the results to the medical staff for further diagnosis. Biomedical Scientists may apply these methods in particular in the infection, blood or cellular sciences.

Optional knowledge

Automated analysers in the medical laboratory is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Scientific laboratory technician: Scientific laboratory technicians carry out laboratory-based research, analysis and testing and support life science professionals. They sample, test, measure, research and analyse in areas such as biology, biotechnology, environmental science, forensic science and pharmacology. Scientific laboratory technicians also observe and monitor laboratory activities, record test sequences and analyse the results.
Medical laboratory technology vocational teacher: Medical laboratory technology vocational teachers technology instruct students in their specialised field of study, medical laboratory technology, which is predominantly practical in nature. They provide theoretical instruction in service of the practical skills and techniques the students must subsequently master for a medical laboratory technology-related profession. Medical laboratory technology vocational teachers monitor the students’ progress, assist individually when necessary, and evaluate their knowledge and performance on the subject of medical laboratory technology through assignments, tests and examinations.

 


 

References

  1. Automated analysers in the medical laboratory – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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