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Clinical Laboratory Manager, Histology Specialist, Histology Technologist, Histotechnologist

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What they do:
Apply knowledge of health and disease causes to evaluate new laboratory techniques and procedures to examine tissue samples. Process and prepare histological slides from tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis by pathologists. May solve technical or instrument problems or assist with research studies.
On the job, you would:
  • Compile and maintain records of preventive maintenance and instrument performance checks according to schedule and regulations.
  • Compile materials for distribution to pathologists, such as surgical working drafts, requisitions, and slides.
  • Cut sections of body tissues for microscopic examination, using microtomes.


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You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Medical software

  • Laboratory information system LIS
  • MEDITECH software

Label making software

  • Brady Specimen Labeling System
  • Specimen labeling system software


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