Graduates in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques are health care professionals who are responsible for the tasks laid down in Ministerial Decree of the Ministry of Health No. 745 of 26 September 1994, including subsequent amendments and additions. They are responsible for the tasks that fall within their remit, carry out laboratory analysis and research activities relating to biomedical and biotechnological analyses and in particular clinical biochemistry, clinical microbiology, parasitology and virology, pharmacotoxicology, pathology, immunology, medical genetics, haematology, cytology and histopathology. Within the scope of their role, they are also responsible for the proper fulfilment of the analytical procedures and their implementation. Graduates of the degree course in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques check the correspondence of the services provided to indicators and standards predefined by the head of the facility; they check and verify the proper functioning of the equipment used; they provide maintenance and troubleshoot minor incidents. They also participate in the planning and organisation of work within the structure in which they work.