A Medical Laboratory Scientist tests and studies blood, tissue and fluid samples from patients. They also assist to prepare samples for pathologists to examine. A scientist uses and maintains specialised laboratory equipment, quality assurance and safety standards.
A Scientist can specialise in any of the following:
Medical Laboratory Scientists must be registered by the New Zealand Medical Laboratory Science Board (NZMLSB). To register with you board you must have either
a Bachelors degree in Medical Laboratory Science or a Bachelor of Science plus a minimum of two years experience in a medical laboratory.
Please refer to the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand website for additional information on this process.
At Labtests we provide a clear career pathway and qualification framework for our scientists and technicians. This includes training, seminars where appropriate and support for study where possible. Our technical teams undertake continual development and up-skilling.
For further information visit the NZ Careers website