Clinical Laboratry Technician

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2 years
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Clinical laboratory technicians provide an essential role assisting in detecting and diagnosing disease and managing treatments, even though few patients directly encounter them.

Working in laboratory settings either in hospitals or outpatient clinics, clinical laboratory technicians collect samples, prepare tests, and maintain records to help clinical laboratory scientists perform advanced analysis on samples.

Some examples of common laboratory tests are complete blood count (CBC), liver function tests (LFT), lipid profile, blood type, prenatal blood tests, and comprehensive metabolic panels.