Laboratory Corporation of America Specimen Processing Specialist (Microbiology) in Burlington, North Carolina

LabCorp (NYSE: LH), an S&P 500 company, is a leading global life sciences company that is deeply integrated in guiding patient care, providing comprehensive clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services. With a mission to improve health and improve lives, LabCorp delivers world-class diagnostic solutions, brings innovative medicines to patients faster and uses technology to improve the delivery of care. LabCorp reported net revenues of over $10 billion in 2017.

This is a multi-discipline position with 3 primary components: specimen accessioning, sample splitting/sorting and data entry. As a Specimen Processing Specialist, your responsibilities/job duties include:

  • Preparing laboratory specimens for designated departments/locations prior to laboratory analysis and testing and routes specimens by type to various staging areas

  • Performing all paperwork, technical and non-technical procedures required to process and submit specimens

  • Assigning specific computer generated identification numbers, checks for accuracy and records all items processed

  • Operating data entry terminals and automated data systems, follows standard sequences/coding when entering data and corrects, edits, and/or verifies data entered into automated systems

  • Must be able to perform eSIS audits to resolve any outstanding problems

  • Answering telephones, maintaining logs/records, researching information, typing information, and using a computerized database

  • Working in an environment where there is possible exposure to infection from disease-bearing specimen as well as blood-borne diseases

  • Complying with safety procedures


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • 1-3 years of experience in a clinical laboratory setting is preferred

  • Organization skills and proficiency with numbers

  • Time management and written/verbal communication skills

  • Ability to reach, bend, and walk frequently




1st shift 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday

As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.