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A healthcare professional who carries out a range of laboratory and scientific tests to support the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Use in clinical context

Biomedical scientists perform crucial roles in the laboratory, including preparing and analysing pathology specimens, extracting and analysing DNA from blood and tissue samples, and supporting diagnostic pathways.

To find out more about biomedical scientists and their roles in genomics, see the NHS health careers biomedical scientists page.

Last updated on 23rd October, 2020