Army MOS 68K

Medical Laboratory Specialist

Primary Duties: Performs blood-banking procedures and elementary and advanced examinations of biological and environmental specimens to aid in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and other medical disorders.

Skill Level 1 Performs elementary clinical laboratory and blood-banking procedures.

Skill Level 2 Performs elementary blood-banking and clinical laboratory procedures in hematology, immunohematology, biochemistry, serology, bacteriology, parasitology, and urinalysis.

Skill Level 3 Performs advanced procedures in all phases of blood-banking and clinical laboratory testing including virology, mycology, toxicology, and histology or supervises small medical laboratory.

Skill Level 4 Supervises medium size medical laboratory.

Skill Level 5 Supervises large medical laboratory activities.



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  • Formal training (completion of MOSC 91K1O courses for skill level 1 in MOSC 91K1O conducted under the auspices of the AMEDD Center and School) is mandatory or meet the civilian acquired skill criteria listed in AR 601-210.
  • Must produce high school/college transcripts showing successful completion of high school level chemistry and algebra. Or take proficiency exams recognized by an Army Education Center.
  • Requires manual dexterity and no aversion to the sight of blood or needles.
  • Normal color vision