Specimen Accessioner, Houston, TX


  • Enter specimen data into the laboratory information system.

  • Make sure the proper request forms have been used.

  • Make sure the requisition is properly identified with the patient’s full name, DOB, tissue site, date of collection, and physician’s name.

  • Make sure the specimen bottle is properly identified with the patient’s name, tissue site, date of collection, and physician’s name.

  • Make sure the specimen bottle matches the requisition form and that complete demographic and specimen source information is given.

  • If any of the above information is missing, return the specimen and requisition form to the sender with a request for completion, or call the client and request the necessary information for completion.

  • Properly label all specimen bottles and cassettes with the appropriate accession number.

  • Performs transcription and mailing of laboratory business correspondence.

  • Maintenance of the filing systems for laboratory reports, correspondence and business documents.

  • Maintenance of various logs including: special stains/deeper levels requests, H&E/special stains quality, microscope verification and routine maintenance, corrective action log for accessioning and grossing specimens.

  • Handling and directing telephone and other incoming and outgoing laboratory communication as needed.

  • Make sure slides are filed properly. This shall include ensuring proper labels are affixed to slides.

  • Perform other tasks in the laboratory as deemed necessary by the Laboratory Supervisor.

  • Adhere to all Standard Operating Procedures of Sagis.



  • Demonstrated ability to take and follow direction and to know who the resources are for their direction.

  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, high-stress, deadline driven environment.

  • Ability to work in a standing position at times.

  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.

  • Ability to work late shifts and weekends when necessary.

  • Intermediate knowledge and skills in the operation of computers.

  • Ability to interact well with people and pleasant telephone manners.

  • Ability to work well under direction of the Laboratory Director and others in a supervisory capacity.


  • Office experience, preferably in a medical or other health care setting.

  • High school education or equivalent required.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in a clinic/medical office/lab setting.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Unfortunately, because of the volume of applications we receive, we aren’t able to give status updates, but if you are invited for an interview, you will generally be contacted within 2 weeks of submitting your application.

Aida EltorieHouston, Texas, USA