Navigation Links
Medical Laboratory Assistant


Medical Laboratory Assistants (MLAs) prepare, and in some cases process samples within a pathology laboratory. They also utilise pre-analytical systems in order for biomedical scientists (BMS) or Medical Laboratory Scientific Officers to process the biochemical tests requested on the sample. The majority of an MLA's time is spent in processing specimens. As such, the MLA has to have excellent knowledge of their particular sample acceptance policy, whilst obeying the data protection act, patient confidentiality, COSHH and the Caldicott rules.

A typical method of sample acceptance (in a clinical chemistry lab) is as follows:

  1. Sample is received.
  2. Sample is checked (to ensure that the sample is sent in the correct container for the specimen).
  3. Patient's details checked and matched on both form and sample (non-matching samples and/or forms rejected).
  4. Sample and form labelled with unique identifying number (UIN).
  5. Tests requested on form receipted onto UIN on computer system.
  6. Samples placed either on pre-analytical system by MLA or analysed immediately by BMS (dependent on test requested).
  7. UIN attached to patient using patient identifying details on form.

MLA's also deal with all sample queries and give low level advice to cinical staff on sample acceptance and correct sampling method. They may also do minor upkeep on the pre-analytical systems as well as further upkeep on some point of care analysers — depending on the laboratory in which they are based.


'"/>


(Date:4/28/2017)... ... ... The Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) is pleased to announce its ... has been in place since the RBMA was founded in 1968 with all board ... Hamilton, MHA, CMM, FRBMA, as president. Dr. Dickerson the chief executive officer for Clinical ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... The Texas Cord Blood Bank (TCBB), a ... and delivery team at Women’s Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg for their outstanding efforts ... hospital and decide to donate. , “Women’s Hospital at Renaissance has been a ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... People are starting to accept that hearing aids ... doesn’t have the stigma it had when great-grandpa wore his hearing aids years ago,” ... a NALA North American Speaker Series (NASS) segment. “He probably wore an ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... are conducting a pilot study of ActiGraph’s CentrePoint Data Hub in ... a leading provider of clinical-grade wearable activity and sleep monitoring solutions for the ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... , ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... and advanced nutraceutical supplements, through its Nova Skin Sciences division, recently announced ... benefits of a moisturizer with the power of an anti-aging concentrate. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
Other medicine definition