Cytogenetic Technologist

Cytogenetic Technologist performs microscopic analysis for cytogenetic studies on biological specimens. Analyzes chromosomes for prenatal diagnosis, congenital birth defects, fertility problems and hematological disorders. Being a Cytogenetic Technologist is responsible for harvesting cells, image analysis, and results reporting. Requires a bachelor’s degree. Additionally, Cytogenetic Technologist typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Typically requires certification as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist. Cytogenetic Technologist’s years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position’s specialty is the main requirement.

Cytogenetic Technologist Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Cytogenetic Technologist to join our team.


  • Performs complex laboratory procedures, records results, reports abnormal findings;
  • Participates in laboratory procedure manual and worksheet creation and revisions;
  • Participates in teaching Pathology residents;
  • Performs scheduled QC and equipment maintenance according to the laboratory guidelines;
  • Maintains complete documentation throughout all the steps of the processes;
  • Retrieves/receives specimens and enters patient information in laboratory accessions systems;
  • Monitors and updates laboratory supply and reagent inventory;
  • Evaluates QC results and initiates corrective action when QC metrics are not acceptable for clinical test performance;
  • Trains laboratory staff;
  • Able to properly manage time based on established priorities;
  • Performs Cytogenetics procedures;
  • Participates in reagent/new instrument/assay validations and QC;
  • Participates in collecting monthly QC metrics.


  • Must satisfy CLIA 88 qualification requirements for testing personnel performing high complexity testing;
  • Knowledge of and ability to use automated and conventional laboratory equipment;
  • Knowledge of and ability to use laboratory/hospitals information systems;
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with individuals at all levels;
  • Bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory science or related field from an accredited college or university;
  • At least one year of pertinent cytogenetics laboratory experience preferred.