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Quest Diagnostics

Prep Lab Assistant



Full Time

On Site


Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States

Prep Lab Assistant | Marlborough, MA

Tuesday to Saturday 12:00PM - 8:00PM

Position provides a wide variety of support for assigned lab department.

  • Picks up samples from accessioning and sorts samples into appropriate racks.
  • Answers phone and directs calls appropriately
  • Unpacks and stores reagents and supplies
  • Inventories and orders warehouse supply items
  • Sorts samples and distributes them to the appropriate setup hood. Manages specimen library within established time frames.
  • Decontaminates work areas as designated.
  • Performs waived tests under supervision
  • Seeks specimens as needed
  • Maintains work area in clean and organized condition.
  • Follows all PPE requirements.
  • Maintains designated laboratory equipment.
  • Performs QA/QC duties as assigned (eyewash checks, temperature readings etc...)
  • Loads urines onto Atlas for urinalysis.
  • Resolves unverified pending list for occult bloods and urinalysis.
  • Inoculates appropriate microbiology media based on site given.
  • Prepares samples for processing i.e. tissue grinders, centrifuging.
  • Credits unacceptable / duplicate test requests, knows what sites and specimens are acceptable for testing.
  • Places anaerobic culture plates in appropriate bags.
  • Loads blood bottles into Bactec machine.
  • Prints and separates worksheets.
  • Puts culture plates in incubators.
  • Prepares concentrates and trichrome slides for ova and parasites.
  • Prepares samples for DNA probes.
  • Prepares malaria smears.
  • Prepares tubes for Giardia antigens and cryptosporidium EIA.
  • Performs and finalizes occult blood results.
  • Uses various laboratory computer systems for labeling, inquiry, crediting, and resulting as needed. 28. Disposes of biohazardous and chemical waste.
  • Completes PAL forms appropriately.
  • Provides input regarding procedures, training manual, and checklists.
  • Assists with department quality and process improvement projects.
  • Sets up media and supplies for assigned work area.
  • Completes training checklists and competency testing appropriately.
  • Discards specimens weekly.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Required Work Experience:


Preferred Work Experience:


Physical and Mental Requirements:

Ability to stand for long periods of time




  • Accurate worker, detail-oriented
  • Flexible with respect to department scheduling needs.
  • Flexible to work in other departments as needed.

High School Diploma or Equivalent(Required)