Technician Responsibilities

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Technician Responsibilities

Technicians perform laboratory testing under direct and general supervision, as required by the test and the conditions of the technician's license. Technicians performing high-complexity testing must meet the requirements as described in CLIA amendments 42 CFR 494.1489. Other duties include:

  • Performing tests only as authorized by the director and the technician's licensed specialty.
  • Following the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and running tests
  • 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
  • Identifying potential problems with tests or report results
  • Notifying a technologist or supervisor if results are outside the laboratory's acceptable performance levels
A full list of the Technician’s responsibilities may be found at F.A.C. 64B3-13.004.