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Technologist Responsibilities

Technologists fulfill assigned supervisory responsibilities as needed and as authorized. Other duties include:

  • Performing only those tests authorized by the director and for which the technologist is licensed by specialty.
  • Interpretation of clinical laboratory test results
  • Following the laboratory's procedure for specimen handling, running tests, reporting results, and maintaining records
  • Participating in proficiency testing and demonstrating that proficiency samples are tested in the same manner as patient samples
  • Following quality control and instrument calibration policies
  • Documenting corrective action taken when results exceed the laboratory's acceptable performance values
  • Using professional judgment to ensure test validity, including recollecting and retesting samples that may be flawed or contaminated

A full list of a technologist’s responsibilities may be found at Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r. 64B3-13.003.