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Laboratory Accessioner

Job Summary:

The Laboratory Accessioner is responsible for entering all patient information, demographics, and ordered tests in the laboratory information system. The Accessioner will QC daily data entry and work under the direct supervision of the Research Laboratory Supervisor. Daily tasks include organizing requisition forms, data entry, filling out send out requisitions for outside testing, cleaning up work area, and performing waived testing.


Essential Job Functions:

  1. Enter all pertinent information from the requisition into the computer correctly.Enters "special handling" and/or frozen requisitions.
  2. When handling frozen samples, will set up work areas by retrieving dry ice, ice chests, racks, and stickers.
  3. Accessioners will also be responsible for signing for the integrity of frozen specimens, received from the couriers.
  4. At the end of each night, the accessioners will deliver the specimens to the appropriate departments.
  5. Take complete inventory of contents of envelope.
  6. Ensure that test requisitions are properly filled out.
  7. Ensure that work area is properly maintained and is neat and clean.
  8. Wear protective gear when handling specimens (lab coat, protective eye wear, gloves, etc.)
  9. Observe safety guidelines and procedures as established by laboratory management as required by law.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Supervisor or Lead.Other duties may include handling stats, training new Accessioners, or other specific nightly duties associated with the Accessioning Department.


  • High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED) required
  • 3-6 months related experience and/or training, or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, preferred
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