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Medical Technologist

Missouri City, Texas, United States
October 27, 2016

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Dipali Patel, MLS (ASCP)


**** ****** ***** ****, ***** Land, TX 77479


x 4+ years of experience in a CLIA-certified clinical microbiology laboratory. x Exceptional ability to quickly grasp and master new concepts and technologies. x Adapt easily to new environment.


B.S., Clinical Laboratory Science, University of Texas at MD Anderson, August 2016 B. S., Microbiology and Clinical Laboratory Science (Evaluated to US Equivalent by WES), June 2005 Certification & Licensure:

MLS (ASCP), Currently active

Texas State licensed Medical Laboratory Technologist (AMT), No. 222058 Certified Pollen Counter (AAAAI)

Professional Experience:

Microbiologist – City of Houston – Houston, TX Jun 2008- Sep 2012 x Perform microbiological culture and isolate micro-organisms such as Legionella pnumophila, Bordetella pertussis, Gonorrhoea, Beta Strep, Shigella, Salmonella etc analyze and interpret information from microscopy; prepare, read and interpret slide preparations x Count Pollen, weed and mold spores by Burkard method x Perform instrument maintenance and reagent QC

x Set up and analyze PCR-based microbiology assays for Gonococci, Chlamydia and Trichomonas by Aptima Tigris DTS Combo Assay and PACE 2C.

x Manual PCR-based assay for Gonococci, Chlamydia and Gardnerella vaginalis. x Serotyping Salmonella, Shigella and Meningitidis Clinical Rotations:

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX Jan – Jul 2016 Laboratory Skills:

x Hands on experience in a CLIA-certified clinical microbiology laboratory x Excellent knowledge of chemical, biological and mathematical principles of laboratory instrumentation such as Pipette Calibrator, Microscope, Centrifuge, TIGRIS DTS System for identification of GC and CT and HPV by non-culture method

x Hands on experience with PCR based assays for infectious microorganisms x Routine microbiology tests setup (culture and isolation) and interpretation x Proficient at observing safety precautions and handling of infectious specimens x Maintaining and calibrating an instrument on a timely manner x Proper storage and disposal of specimens and reagent kits x Creating and implementing protocols for routine lab procedures x Planning and organizing to meet established turnaround time, working with coworkers as a team and following up with physicians and patients

Lab Instrumentation:

Chemistry: Vitros 4600,Vitros5.1fs, Tosoh AIA-2000, Unicel Dxl 600, SPA plus, MPA, HPLC, Immulite 2000 XPi, Xpand plus, Celltracks Autoprep system, ABL90 Flex Hematology: Sysmex XN, DM 96

Coaglulation: Stago Evolution

Urinanalysis: Iris iQ200 Elite, Osmometer 3320

Microbiology: APTIMA Tigris, Mass Spec.

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