Medical laboratory technology


The various types and uses of technology and equipment employed in medical laboratories to perform tests on samples in order to identify possible disease-related substances.

Alternative labels

medical laboratory gear
medical laboratory technologies
medical laboratory equipment
medical laboratory implements
medical laboratory instruments

Skill type


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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Medical laboratory technology is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Medical laboratory manager: Medical laboratory managers oversee the daily operations of a medical laboratory. They manage employees and communicate the schedule of activities. They monitor and ensure all laboratory operations are performed according to specifications, arrange the necessary laboratory equipment and assure that the appropriate health and safety standards are followed. 

Optional knowledge

Medical laboratory technology 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.

Biotechnical technician: Biotechnical technicians perform technological work in assistance of scientists. They work in laboratory settings where they help scientists to research, develop and test forms of biotechnology. They set up lab equipment, prepare scientific tests and gather scientific data.
Biochemist: Biochemists study and perform research on the reactions caused by chemicals in living organisms. This includes performing research for the development or improvement of chemical-based products (e.g. medicine) aimed at improving the health of living organisms and at better understanding their reactions.
Physicist: Physicists are scientists who study physical phenomena. They focus their research depending on their specialisation, which can range from atomic particle physics to the study of phenomena in the universe. They apply their findings for the improvement of society by contributing to the development of energy supplies, treatment of illness, game development, cutting-edge equipment, and daily use objects.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022