Antech Diagnostics

PCR Laboratory Technician

ID 2021-5144


Antech Diagnostics, the largest exclusively commercial veterinary diagnostic laboratory in the nation, is in search of a PCR Laboratory Technician working out of our Lake Success, New York Laboratory and reporting directly to the Laboratory Manager.


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


As part of the VCA Family, which operates the largest network of freestanding, full-service animal hospitals in the nation, Antech Diagnostics delivers state of the art testing and consulting services to practicing veterinarians.  Our diagnostic spectrum of tests in the areas of chemistry, pathology, endocrinology, serology, hematology, and microbiology enhance veterinarians’ ability to detect, diagnose, evaluate and prevent disease and other conditions affecting animals.



The Serology PCR Technician is responsible examining samples for the presence of specific substances (often bacteria) using molecular diagnostic methods

Immunology/Serology- Testing blood and other samples for the presence of viral and bacterial disease by detecting antibodies (AB) or antigens (AG). 

  • Perform and analyze results for vector borne, respiratory and GI panels and other non-PCR tests as required.
  • Reads and releases test results.
  • Tests performed may be more complex.
  • Exercises judgment in evaluating and reporting results.
  • Performs equipment maintenance.
  • Knowledge of lab equipment and procedures.
  • Awareness of quality control and calibration.
  • Developing knowledge of multiple specialties.
  • Find missing specimens. Print and reconcile queue list.
  • Library all samples.
  • Maintain all departmental equipment.
  • Knowledge of lab equipment and procedures.
  • Awareness of quality control and calibration.
  • Cross-train and develop knowledge of multiple specialties within department/lab.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Biology or other life sciences required
  • Certification as a Veterinary Technician (RVT, LVT, CVT - Registered, Licensed or Certified through American Veterinary Medical Association accredited program-AVMA) or Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) (American Society of Clinical Pathology-ASCP), or military equivalent a plus.
  • Laboratory skills, with experience setting up, running and reading lab tests and operating lab instruments.
  • Typically 0-1 years of PCR related lab experienc
  • 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.


We are a rapidly growing, stable company with excellent advancement opportunity. Medical, dental and vision benefits, plus 401(k) plan and employee pet health benefits available, too!


If you are passionate about animal healthcare, are motivated by making a difference we want to hear from you!



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