A certified Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) is educated and skilled in specimen collection, transport and processing of patient blood, urine and other body fluids. MLAs are knowledgeable of the pre-analytical factors, which compromise the accuracy of patient results. MLAs perform rapid, waived laboratory testing and basic analyzer maintenance and decontamination procedures. MLAs are also capable of preparation, performance, interpretation and troubleshooting techniques necessary for quality control analysis.
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