The field of laboratory medicine is advancing towards the use of molecular techniques using DNA and RNA to aid in the diagnosis of genetic disorders, infectious diseases, and other diseases. In addition, molecular techniques also applied in pre-implantation screening.
With the introduction of personalized medicine, molecular techniques are also applied for monitoring and deciding which therapeutic agent can be effective for treatment. An individual who is responsible to preform and interpret the molecular testing to aid in diagnosis is called a molecular diagnostics scientist (MDS).
Diagnostic molecular scientist perform and analyze molecular diagnostic testing using DNA and RNA in the clinical laboratory in hospitals and medical centers. Genetic companies are demanding certified professionally education and technically competent individual to work in the part of laboratory medicine. There is a demand nationally in hospitals, reference laboratories, private genetic laboratories and pharmaceutical industries.