3212-Medical and pathology laboratory technicians

Job Title: 

Medical and pathology laboratory technicians

Job Description: 

Medical and pathology laboratory technicians perform clinical tests on specimens of bodily fluids and tissues in order to obtain information about the health of a patient or cause of death.


Tasks include

  • conducting chemical analysis of body fluids, including blood, urine, and spinal fluid, to determine presence of normal and abnormal components
  • operating, calibrating and maintaining equipment used in quantitative and qualitative analysis, such as spectrophotometers, calorimeters, flame photometers, and computer-controlled analyzers
  • entering data from analysis of laboratory tests and clinical results into records-keeping systems and reporting results to medical practitioners and other health professionals
  • analyzing samples of biological material for chemical content or reaction
  • setting up, cleaning, and maintaining laboratory equipment
  • analyzing laboratory findings to check the accuracy of the results
  • establishing and monitoring programs to ensure the accuracy of laboratory results and developing, standardizing, evaluating, and modifying procedures, techniques and tests used in the analysis of specimens
  • obtaining specimens, cultivating, isolating and identifying microorganisms for analysis
  • examining cells stained with dye to locate abnormalities
  • inoculating fertilized eggs, broths, or other bacteriological media with organisms.
Specific Occupations: 

Technician (medical laboratory/ genetics)

Technician (pathology/ histology/ pharmacology/ tissue/ hematology/ ecology/ blood-bank/ operation theatre/ anatomy)

Officer, blood transfusion

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, PSCO-2165