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Antech Diagnostics Senior Specimen Processor in Atlanta, Georgia

We understand that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today, and that’s why we’re inspired to make A Better World for Pets. Antech is comprised of a diverse team of individuals who are committed to each other’s growth and development. Our culture is centered on our guiding philosophy, The Five Principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. Today Antech is driving the future of pet health as part of Mars Veterinary Health, a family-owned company focused on veterinary care.

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Provided a job offer is made and accepted, we are offering a one-time Signing Bonus of $1,000.00 [minus all applicable taxes].


The Senior Specimen Processor research and resolve special submissions from clients. Specimen Processors are responsible for processing the majority of samples that comes into the department. Specimen Processors are required to keep inventory of samples after testing has been completed by

scanning them into storage racks. They will also be required to search the lab for any samples not scanned into storage racks. May be cross-trained to perform basic Laboratory Technician or Lab Aide duties. May be responsible for various support activities, including maintaining supply inventory, record-keeping, cleaning, clerical tasks, supply shipping and receiving, mail distribution and other related duties.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential function. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Receives and prepares samples for distribution to main laboratory.

  • Removes specimens from transport bags and splits as needed for multiple testing.

  • Retrieves and prepares add-on's and rechecks.

  • Accurately process Avian/Exotic, manifest and problem specimens at a rate of 40 accessions per hour.

  • Accurately process standard requisitions per approved procedures at a rate of 65 accessions per hour, heartworm multi-test forms at a rate of 150 accessions per hour, fecal multi-test forms at a rate of 165 accessions per hour, and 2-D requisitions at a rate of 82 accessions per hour.

  • Records information about specimens. Label and numbers slides, specimens and submittals. Enters specimen data into database, scan tubes, process ZLOOK, and other post production duties as required. Verifies accuracy of information.

  • Verify samples are in correct locations.

  • Complete Add Log/recheck specimens in a timely and thorough manner.

  • Assists Leads/Supervisors with training.

  • May be required to assist other lab personnel with specimen storage

  • Sort samples for distribution throughout the lab (X-rays, Coggins, cytology, etc.).

  • Ensure Turn Around Times (TAT's) are met.

  • Reads, understands and follows applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), including safety and quality procedures. Maintains clean and organized work area. Restocks supplies as needed.

  • Participates in improving lab efficiency, quality and cooperation.

  • May be responsible for various support activities, including maintaining supply inventory, record-keeping, shipping and receiving, cleaning and other related duties. Checks inventory of supplies, stocks shelves and maintains order in stockroom. Ensures documents are completed according to established SOPs and reflect current manufacturing processes and label claims. May assemble equipment as needed. Prepares and ships supplies, including processing related documentation. Performs variety of administrative duties, such as answering and routing incoming calls, maintain temperature logs and other related activities.

  • Knowledge of medical and laboratory terminology and specimen processing procedures and equipment helpful.

  • Work under close to moderate supervision with limited latitude for independent judgment.

  • Consult with senior peers on processing tasks to learn through experience.

  • Normally receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new assignments.

  • Basic skills with moderate level of proficiency.

  • Applies job skills and lab policies and procedures to complete a variety of tasks.

  • Works on specimen processing tasks that are semi-routine in nature without deviating from SOP’s is required.

  • May be asked to participate in enterprise initiatives, special projects, and other duties as assigned.

  • Reliable and dependable attendance is an essential function of the position.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • We share a collaborative obligation to ensure that we conduct ourselves in the utmost ethical manner and that we hold each other accountable to the values and standards of the organization. Every employee has the responsibility to ask questions, seek guidance, and report concerns and/or violations of company policy or ethical standards. Antech Diagnostics has several processes in place to communicate with leadership and expects that employees will have a commitment to integrity and uncompromising values.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent combination of education and work experience required, preferably in Science-related field.

  • Typically 3-5 years related work experience.


  • Laboratory skills and experience helpful.

  • General science background, including hematology/chemistry helpful.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Organized with ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Positive, can-do attitude.

  • Basic math, interpretive and analytical skills.

  • Data entry skills required.

  • Supervisory skills, if a lead position.

  • Personal computer skills, including strong typing ability and proficient use of Microsoft Office.

Full time

We are a rapidly growing, stable company with excellent advancement opportunity. We offer a great benefits package and associate pet health benefits too! If you are passionate about animal healthcare, are motivated by making a difference we want to hear from you!