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Practising the profession

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The activities of a laboratory diagnostician include:

  • laboratory tests, designed to identify physical, chemical and biological properties as well as composition of bodily fluids, secretions, excretions and tissues collected for prophylactic, diagnostic and therapeutic or sanitary and epidemiological purposes;
  • microbiological laboratory tests on bodily fluids, secretions, excretions and tissues collected for prophylactic, diagnostic and therapeutic or sanitary and epidemiological purposes;
  • determination of histocompatibility;

The principles of practising the profession of a laboratory diagnostician have been defined in chapter 4 (Article 21 et seq.) of the Act on laboratory diagnostics.

A laboratory diagnostician is obliged to comply with professional knowledge and the rules of professional ethics with due diligence.

A laboratory diagnostician may carry out treatments and laboratory diagnoses after obtaining consent from the patient, their statutory representative or their de facto carer.

A laboratory diagnostician is bound by professional confidentiality.

Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is an office of government administration serving the Minister of Health.

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