Achiever, multifaceted, and performance-focused professional with hands-on experience in the Clinical Laboratory Science field. Armed with sound knowledge of various procedures within a clinical laboratory. Known for strong work ethic in accomplishing goals; along with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills in conducting thorough investigation of processes with guaranteed quality and efficiency. Articulate communicator with bilingual fluency in English and Spanish.
Hold accountability in maintaining and operating Beckman Coulter LH 750s, Siemens Clinitek Atlas, Tosohs, Roche 601 and Elecsys E170, Siemens BNIIs, BCSs and Advia on a daily, weekly, monthly, and biannual basis.
Take charge of making up reagents, calibrators, and quality control to perform testing.
Conduct inventory for hematology, urinalysis, immunology, and nephelometry.
Systematically perform the following tests:
Hematology: Complete blood counts and microscopics
Urinalysis: Chemistries, microscopics, bilirubins, acid protein tests, fecal occult blood, and specific gravity
Immunology: Insulin, C-peptide, Male and Female hormones, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Hepatitis C virus (HCV), Hepatitis B virus (HBV), Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), Triiodothyronine (T3), thyroxine (T4), Cardiac Markers, Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), Folate, and B12, and Beta-Human chorionic gonadotropin (BHCG)
Nephelometry: Urine albumin, C-reactive protein, LPA, Apoliprotein A, Apo B, AII, Apo E, soluble transferrin receptor (sTfr), Immunoglobulin M (IgM), IgA, IgG, IgE, Cystatin C, UsCRP, Beta-2 microglobulin (B2M), Alpha-2-Macroglobulin (A2M), Haptoglobin, Fibrin, HsB2M, HsB2MU, and SAA; as well as reagent, quality control and calibrator overlaps
Sysmex BCS: PTs and APTTs and D-dimers
Accomplish College of American Pathologists (CAP) surveys and process Circulating Tumor Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) samples.
Deal with troubleshooting problems that could occur with the instruments; generating end of the day report for the laboratory; and managing multiple areas within the night.
Communicate critical results with sponsors and physicians.
Honed knowledge and skills further by completing training in toxicology.
Validated IgG in urine on the nephelometers, which has been performed only in Europe.
Effectively coached students from Shroder High School in Cincinnati.
Led tasks in conducting body fluids analysis, which included blood, urine, and spinal fluid to identify presence of normal and abnormal components utilizing LX20 and Web Atlas imaging.
Gathered and studied blood samples to check number of cells, as well as their morphology and blood group by performing differences to patient.
Examined blood type for compatibility and for transfusion through test tube, Gel and echocardiography (ECHO) procedures; conducted direct antiglobulin tests (DATs) to identify hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN).
Ensured proper operation, calibration, and maintenance of equipment for quantitative and qualitative analysis through applicable set up and cleanliness of laboratory equipment.
Assessed laboratory findings to validate accuracy of results; carried out electrophoresis using Hydrasys; precisely restrained sedimentation rates of erythrocytes through Streck erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)-Auto Plus.
Held accountability for the theory regarding PCR/technology enabling proper communication to others.
Encoded data gathered from medical tests evaluation and clinical results to computer software.
Fulfilled diverse tasks such as work up of gram positive and gram negative bacteria, which included conventional and biochemical testing; quality control on Vitek machine; and urine plates set-up for incubation and identification, involving urine cultures reading and processing, as well as of MRSA plates and PCR on Genexpert machine.
Assumed responsibility in analyzing of biological material samples for chemical content or reaction; identifying different types of cancers in association with complete blood counts; isolating and re-plating colonies of bacteria to acquire pure cultures for study; and developing and monitoring quality assurance activities to guarantee accurate laboratory results.