Salary Group B17

Class No. 4403



Performs complex (journey-level) clinical and/or histological laboratory work. Work involves performing medical testing procedures and reporting the results for evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Performs and monitors medical laboratory tests using serological, fluorometric, colorimetric, immunofluorometric, electrophoretic, or other commonly used technology.

Performs and monitors clinical laboratory procedures in urinalysis, hematology, microbiology, clinical chemistry, or serology.

Performs and interprets low- or high-volume medical screening, confirmatory, or diagnostic tests.

Performs parasitological identifications.

Conducts and reviews the chemical analysis of body fluids, including blood, urine, and spinal fluid, to determine presence of normal and abnormal components.

Sets up, cleans, calibrates, and maintains laboratory equipment.

Reviews and verifies clinical or cytological laboratory reports for correctness and accuracy.

Assists in preparing and coordinating training, evaluation, and quality control programs.

Assists in performing diagnostic procedures in cytology.

Assists in receiving, allocating, and assigning requests for clinical, cytological, or histological laboratory tests.

Assists in developing procedures for processing specimens to ensure the accuracy of the results, proper handling of specimens, and disposal of hazardous materials.

May train others.

Performs related work as assigned.


Experience and Education

Experience in clinical or histological laboratory work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in natural sciences or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of medical technology or histological concepts and practices, and of clinical histological laboratory methods and procedures.

Skill in the use of laboratory equipment, including computerized instruments and laboratory information management systems.

Ability to conduct clinical or histological laboratory tests, to determine deterioration or change in specimen and reagent quality, to communicate effectively, and to train others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

May be registered as a medical technologist, histotechnician, or clinical laboratory scientist.

May be required to meet the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations as testing personnel.

State Auditor’s Office

Reviewed 9-1-17