Job Description

Job Title: Reference Lab Technician
Job ID: 692949
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: AP Lab Administration
Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213


This position has the responsibility and accountability for the accurate receiving, sorting, identifying, processing and distribution of laboratory specimens to reference laboratories for testing.

  • Complete patient registration for each specimen.
  • Enter patient results into Misys.
  • Fax report back to the physician.
  • File reports in the appropriate hanging folders.
  • Forward all PUH and CHP reports on outpatients to LSS staff for manual mailing to the ordering physician.
  • Gather all specimens for send out to referral lab from the Processing Area refrigerator and freezer and also from the Reference lab refrigerator and freezer. Also collect any Special Hematology or Molecular specimens to be referred out.
  • Insure that there is proper sample volume. If not, find additional specimen prior to referring out.
  • Label all specimen packages with the appropriate tagging indicating the specimens are contained in the package. Also note if specimens are packed using dry ice.
  • Manage the referral lab certificates on a regular basis and has the referral labs send an updated certificate when their present one has expired.
  • Prepare and verify fax numbers to which patient reports will be forwarded.
  • Prepare packing lists or complete referral lab requisitions.
  • Process all CCSEND reports in the same manner as the other reports of the report except that these test results cannot be reported into the lab computer since there is no Misys Order Code. So, these results are placed into a pocket folder with the test name.
  • Process reports when faxed to the lab. Separate reports and forwards to the appropriate Medical Records department, including PUH Medical Records and CHP Medical Records.
  • Sort and package specimens for sending to the reference lab.


  • Associates Degree in a health related field and/or business plus 1 year experience in a medical environment; An equivalent combination of education and experience (High School and 2 years related experience). 
  • Must have knowledge of medical terminology and computer systems is a must.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $13.71 to $21.49

Union Position: No

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