Scope of Practice
The NSCMLT scope of practice promotes a high quality of care in the field of medical laboratory technology. It reflects the extensive duties for which medical laboratory technologists are responsible and accountable.
Medical laboratory technology” means the collection and handling of laboratory specimens, analysis of specimens and the interpretation of quality-control data to verify the accuracy and precision of test results for use by health-care practitioners in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. - Nova Scotia Medical Laboratory Technology Act 2000
All medical laboratory technologists must be licensed with the Nova Scotia College of Medical Laboratory Technologists and must abide by the NSCMLT Act and Regulations of the college.