What does a Specimen Accessioner do?

Specimen processors work in laboratories and handle specimens including a bacteria culture or a blood sample. They prepare samples for laboratory analysis, collect samples from patients, assist medical staff, and perform data entry. They receive and open specimen bags and enter inventory, patient demographics, and test code into computer systems as part of the setup process. They prepare specimens for laboratory testing and analysis and ensure specimens and requisitions are labeled correctly.

Specimen processors validate requisitions against specimens before scanning them into the system and keeping a watchful eye for outside issues, including potential cross-contamination. Specimen processors must clean and maintain the laboratory and all equipment used, inform patients of the process, and answer any relevant or pressing questions, explaining safe specimen collection. When a patient provides an example, they inform them of any next steps or physician advice. Specimen processors need a high school diploma or equivalency, laboratory experience, and one year of similar work experience.

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Work/Life Balance
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Avg. Experience8+ years

Specimen Accessioner Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹2,08,557 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: ₹2L
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Super CampsSuper Camps
Raw Manager
27 Sep 2019

“Working day to day is really great and the team I worked with was superb.”

Specimen Accessioner
17 Mar 2021

“Good job if you want to work in a lax work environment where almost no one really cares about the job”

Clinical Laboratory Accessioner
24 Jul 2021

“It would be nice to have better pay and clearer paths to increase pay or get promoted.”

Specimen Accessioner
19 Jan 2021

“Little to no training I provided and you will still be punished if something bad happens.”

NewYork-Presbyterian HospitalNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
23 Jun 2019

“Its okay union is good”

WestPac LabsWestPac Labs
Specimen Processor
7 May 2021

“Terrible corporate management who cares absolutely nothing about you as a human”

ISS Facility ServicesISS Facility Services
Central Departmental Head
23 May 2021

“some good people within the organisation”

Intermountain HealthcareIntermountain Healthcare
Central Processing Technician
2 Nov 2019

“Great people to work with”

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