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'Laboratory Support Staff'

Clinical laboratory support staff provide essential technical assistance to doctors and scientists working in pathology.


'Cervical Cytology Screener'

'What do they do?' Cervical cytology screeners examine cervical smears under the microscope to screen women for early signs of cancer.

'Educational and age requirements' Four GCSEs or equivalent experience.

'Training and qualifications' In-service training leading to Certificate of Competence.

'Further information' Institute of Biomedical Science, 12 Coldbath Square, London EC1R 5HL.

British Society of Clinical Cytology, The Quadrangle, Westmount Centre, Uxbridge Road, Hayes UB4 0HB.


'Medical Laboratory Assistant'

'What do they do?' The Medical Laboratory Assistant supports one or more biomedical scientists.

'Educational and age requirements' There are no formal requirements.

'Training and qualifications' In-service training leading to Certificate of Competence.

'Further information' Local press or local hospital/Trust personnel department, or director of pathology.


'Phlebotomist'

'What do they do?' Phlebotomists collect blood from patientsí laboratory examination.

'Educational and age requirements' There are no formal requirements.

'Training and qualifications' In-service training leading to Certificate of Competence.

'Further information' Local press or local hospital/Trust personnel department, or director of pathology.



 
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