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"Cytogenetic Technologist"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Analyze chromosomes found in biological specimens such as amniotic fluids, bone marrow, and blood to aid in the study, diagnosis, or treatment of genetic diseases.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Cytogenetic Technologist"

1) Develop and implement training programs for trainees, medical students, resident physicians or post-doctoral fellows.

2) Stain slides to make chromosomes visible for microscopy.

3) Summarize test results and report to appropriate authorities.

4) Select or prepare specimens and media for cell cultures using aseptic techniques, knowledge of medium components, or cell nutritional requirements.

5) Select banding methods to permit identification of chromosome pairs.

6) Identify appropriate methods of specimen collection, preservation, or transport.

7) Prepare slides of cell cultures following standard procedures.

8) Select appropriate methods of preparation and storage of media to maintain potential of hydrogen (pH), sterility, or ability to support growth.

9) Harvest cell cultures using substances such as mitotic arrestants, cell releasing agents, and cell fixatives.

 

 

11) Determine optimal time sequences and methods for manual or robotic cell harvests.

12) Examine chromosomes found in biological specimens to detect abnormalities.


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13) Recognize and report abnormalities in the color, size, shape, composition, or pattern of cells.

14) Communicate test results or technical information to patients, physicians, family members, or researchers.

15) Prepare biological specimens such as amniotic fluids, bone marrow, tumors, chorionic villi, and blood, for chromosome examinations.

16) Count numbers of chromosomes and identify the structural abnormalities by viewing culture slides through microscopes, light microscopes, or photomicroscopes.

17) Arrange and attach chromosomes in numbered pairs on karyotype charts, using standard genetics laboratory practices and nomenclature, to identify normal or abnormal chromosomes.

18) Analyze chromosomes found in biological specimens to aid diagnoses and treatments for genetic diseases such as congenital birth defects, fertility problems, and hematological disorders.

19) Input details of specimens into logs or computer systems.

20) Supervise subordinate laboratory staff.

21) Maintain laboratory equipment such as photomicroscopes, inverted microscopes, and standard darkroom equipment.

Job Description for "Cytogenetic Technologist" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  29-2011.01