In hospitals and physicians offices, laboratory technicians with appropriate training, skills and experience perform a wide range of laboratory testing. Specifically, in the physician office laboratory, the laboratory technician works under the direct supervision of the physician, having been delegated the responsibility to perform requested laboratory procedures by the supervising physician. The technician may also assist the physician in providing necessary quality control measures on specified tests as required by law. The maintenance of this relationship between the laboratory technician and the physician will assure continued access by patients to quality office laboratory testing. (1977) (2013 COD)
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