General Summary/Overview:

The Specimen Processor works as part of the healthcare team to process specimens in a high-volume setting.


The primary work hours will be 12pm to 8pm M-F.  Occasional mornings, 7am – 430pm.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receive specimens from outside clinics as the courier drop-off.
  • Ensure correct data entry as each specimen is received into the Harvest LIS
  • Check for proper name, accession number, clinic ID and correct samples.
  • Verify reference lab interface
  • Prepare all send out specimens for pick to reference lab and ensure proper handling of specimens according to in-house or reference laboratory protocols
  • Ensure that all specimens to be sent to reference lab have the proper test(s) ordered, the correct ACESSION NUMBER and correct specimen.
  • Work carefully, not handling too many specimens at one time
  • Sort all in-house labs to various departments, placing specimens in appropriate racks; chemistry, hematology, immunoassays, urines to the urine bench, etc.
  • QC requisitions and Quest log
  • Fax all CC reports
  • Check fax logs
  • Discard specimens after 7 days
  • Clean processing areas at the end of the evening
  • Follow laboratory processing procedures at all times
  • Follow OSHA requirements at all times
  • Restock area
  • Check eyewash station and fire extinguishers monthly
  • Notify lab manager of any issues with orders and or specimens.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required.
  • Teamwork
  • Attention to detail
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Good organization
  • Data entry experience a plus
  • Basic computer knowledge needed