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About medical laboratory technologists

Medical laboratory technologists (MLTs) are health care professionals who work in 3 different disciplines:

  • General medical laboratory technology
  • Diagnostic cytology
  • Clinical genetics

MLTs perform laboratory analyses and investigations and interpret laboratory results to assist clinicians with the diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and prevention of disease.

CIHI collects high-level, standardized information on 30 groups of health care professionals in Canada. This includes information on their supply, distribution, demographics and regulatory environment. To find out more about CIHI’s health workforce data, visit the Health Workforce Database metadata page.

Learn more about medical laboratory technologists in our recent release on Canada’s health care providers.