Clinical laboratory technicians (CLTs) or medical laboratory technicians (MLTs) are clinical laboratory personnel who perform a variety of tests under the supervision of a medical technologist. They aid in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and accomplish this through specific tasks, including inoculating culture media, performing microscopic evaluations, and operating high-tech equipment. CLTs perform routine tests in the areas of blood banking, chemistry, hematology, immunology, microbiology, and urinalysis-an experienced CLT will be familiar with all of these areas.
Where to Get Education
AA/AAS degree with a clinical component. Certification with the ASC, NCA, or AMT voluntary but preferred.