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The Specimen Accessor’s responsibilities include preparing laboratory specimens for designated departments/locations prior to laboratory analysis and testing. Prepares all specimens received for testing in designated laboratory departments or locations such as staging of specimens. Data entry of test requisition information. Prepares excess specimen samples for storage and resolves and document problem specimens

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.

· Receive laboratory samples and check for accuracy

· Ensure the labels on specimens coincide with the information provided in the associated file

· Check specimens for contamination before preparing them for test

· Put specimens through various stages of study in order to acquire accurate information

· Prepare excess samples for storage or retesting

· Ensure that all analysis and preparation stages are documented properly

· Manage data entry tasks associated with punching in patient specimen information in the lab database

· Ensure each process of analysis and preparation is documented in accordance with the lab’s documentation guidelines

· Handle hazardous waste management activities following preset policies and protocols

· Ensure proper storage of specimens in the storage area

· Document and report any issues that may have arisen during the preparation process

· Handle container management in a time-efficient manner

· Labeling and numbering specimens and preparing aliquots

· Printing slides with provided associated information

· Regular and reliable attendance.

· Perform other duties as assigned.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Experience: 2-3 years’ experience in a clinical laboratory or related work environment preferred

Technology Applications: Ability to use practice management software to utilize electronic medical record keeping. Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit for extended periods of time; use hands to finger, handle or fell objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift, push, pull and/or move up to 20 pounds. Repetitive motion of upper body required for extended use of computer. Required specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Works in well-lit, ventilated and climate-controlled office environment with routine office equipment; some equipment has moving mechanical parts.

Noise level in the work environment is typical for an office and/or medical clinic environment.