State of Washington Class Specification
Class Series Concept
Perform cytogenetic laboratory procedures and analysis, utilizing general genetics and the basic biology of the mitotic cell cycle.
Participate in on-the-job training in cytogenetic laboratory procedures and analyses, using general genetics and the basic biology of the mitotic cell cycle.
Under direct supervision, participate in on-the-job training to learn and perform cytogenetic laboratory procedures and analyses.
Participate in structured training modes to perform the following:
- Scan slides for analyzable spreads; count and analyze selected spreads and evaluate acceptable quality;
- Karyotype the photographic prints using the standard format;
- Stain slides of chromosome spreads utilizing a variety of banding techniques, including G, R, C, Q, and NOR, etc.;
- Review patient request forms for accuracy of information and determine if previous cytogenetics studies were performed;
- Set up cultures for chromosome analysis on blood, bone marrow, solid tumor tissue, amniotic fluid or fibroblasts from skin, lung, etc.; harvest cultures on these specimens;
- Photograph selected chromosome spreads; develop and print film;
- Maintain documentation of the steps performed in preparation with appropriate labeling of test tubes and slides;
- Maintain records of all lab procedures;
- Summarize test results using the International System for Cytogenetic Nomenclature and write reports to present to faculty for approval;
Maintain a safe work environment following health and safety regulations and laboratory policies;
Attend and participate in laboratory staff meetings, journal clubs, continuing education and in-service education;
Perform related duties as required.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
A Bachelor's Degree with at least fifteen credit hours in a biological or physical science
Class Specification History
New Class: 3-21-88
Revised new class code: (formerly 6450) effective July 1, 2007