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Cytogenetic Technologist

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Location Phoenix, Arizona Job ID 19-84246

Performs all routine and special Cytogenetics and/or FISH procedures, microscopic analysis and maintains quality control. With minimum supervision, Cytogenetic technologist participates in trouble shooting, updating accessioning, current methods and training of junior personnel when cleared by Supervisor.

Technical Responsibilities

1. Routine Procedures:

  1. Tissue culture procedures
  2. Harvesting
  3. Slide making
  4. Slide banding
  5. Automated imaging and karyotyping procedures
  6. Karyotypes
  7. Reagent preparation-ensures proper reagent preparation and reagent labeling

h. FISH processing

i. FISH probing

j. FISH scoping

3. Trouble Shooting:

  1. Performs and evaluates trouble shooting procedures independently or by instruction
  2. Documents all corrective actions as needed

4. Quality Control:

  1. Documents daily performance criteria of reagents and equipment
  2. Evaluates acceptability of results with signatory review

5. Evaluation of modifications for improvement of current methods

6. Assists in the validation of new test methods/instrumentation/reagents

7. Participates in training junior personnel

Administrative Responsibilities

  1. Record keeping
  2. Participates in training junior personnel
  1. Patient worksheets
  2. Quality control records
  3. Procedure modification trials


  • Responsible for the knowledge and practice of safety SOP's in the laboratory
  • Complete all required EHS training
  • Wear appropriate PPE as required
    • Comply with applicable federal, state, and local regulations, LC EHS policies / procedures and the requirements of accrediting organizations
    • Conduct work in a safe and environmentally responsible manner

Patient Confidentiality

D.O.H.N.Y.S.: Title 10: Rules and Regulations, effective Date: May 5, 1993. 63.[5]6 Confidentiality and disclosure. (a) No person who obtains confidential HIV-related information in the course of providing any health or social service or pursuant to a release of confidential HIV-related information may disclose or be compelled to disclose such information.

This regulation applies to LabCorp employees as follows:

Information recorded on patient's requisition, worksheet or report is confidential and not to be discussed. This confidential information is supplied for the sole purpose of assisting the pathologist in making a diagnosis. No person who obtains confidential information (i.e., HIV, TB, etc.) in the course of providing any health related services may disclose confidential information.

Personal Work Contacts

  • Reports to and takes direction from the Supervisor and Manager
  • Takes direction from the professional and medical staff
  • Trains and/ or assists the technical staff assigned to Cytogenetics/FISH laboratory
    • Interfaces with other laboratory and operational departments for specimen processing and other cooperative efforts
    • Maintains a pleasant, cooperative and respectful relationship with co-workers and all staff


  1. BS or BA in a biological science
  2. CG (ASCP) certification preferred
  3. 1-3 years of experience preferred




Tues-Sat, 8am-4:30pm
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