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Specimen Processor

Company: TridentUSA Health Services
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


  • Upon specimen arrival, properly marks the location of testing for each ordered test on the accompanying requisition.

  • Ensures that the correct specimen is collected for each test ordered, and that the tube types submitted are written in the left margin of the requisition.

  • Ensures that the patient's full name, date/time of collection, and phlebotomist' number are filled in on the requisition, and that the specimen bar codes (with appropriate letter prefix) are placed on all patient specimens.
  • Responsible for informing a facility, and filling out appropriate paperwork, if a redraw is needed due to: PT & PTT that are QNS; missing or incorrectly spelled name on requisition or specimen; mislabeled accession number and/or name; specimen not received
  • Taking a redraw order from a CLS if any specimen is unsuitable for the test ordered, due to the integrity, quantity and/or suitability of the specimen for the lab test required.

  • Ensures that all patient requisitions are scanned into the Filebound program.

  • Properly centrifuges all appropriate specimens for correct times to insure adequate serum or plasma for required testing.

  • Routes in-house specimens to correct lab benches for testing.

  • Routes reference lab specimens, with a copy of the requisition, to the reference lab desk for inclusion into the TRK Sendout Manifest for the Burbank lab.

  • Prepares reference lab coolers correctly, with proper paperwork, and according to federal guidelines for "Biological Substances - Category B."

  • Prepares a copy of the DL requisition for any local reference lab with the DL account number, and tests to be done by this lab clearly marked.

  • Whether a cooler is sent to the airport or a courier must be sent to a local reference lab, Dispatch must be notified for the transfer.

  • Regularly reviews in-house testing areas for completed specimens so they can electronically store them for any future add-on tests or repeats.

  • Proper Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn at all times to protect the processor from any infectious material.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent and minimum of 2 months of training in specimen collection if no prior experience noted.
  • Proper knowledge of specimen collection appropriate to the test ordered, i.e., requirements for lab test(s)
  • Awareness of the factors that influence test results
  • Knowledge of medical (laboratory) terminology helpful


Keywords: TridentUSA Health Services, Los Angeles , Specimen Processor, Other , Los Angeles, California

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