Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science


Practices, Knowledge, Free-standing laboratories, Cavite, Registered Medical Technologists, Biomedical waste management


Injuries exposed to biomedical waste in medical laboratories may lead to further complications or infections with dangerous pathogens causing laboratory acquired infections (e.g., HIV, hepatitis). This study aimed to determine the registered medical technologists’ level of knowledge and practice on biomedical waste and determine their demographic profile and its relationship to the participant’s knowledge and practices. It is conducted on 16 free-standing laboratories in Cavite with 27 participants. Online-survey adapted the surveys from Adekunle et al. (2018) and Aldeguer et al. (2021) were handed out to the participants. Statistical treatment that was used are independent t-test, one-way ANOVA, and Pearson correlation. The study showed that most of the participants showed excellent levels in both knowledge (81.5%) and practice (63.0%). The demographic profile of the participants is mostly females (81.5%), has 1-5 years of work experience as a medical technologist (37%), and in the age group of 21-30 (59.3%). This study shows that there is no significant difference in knowledge of the respondents with their age (F=0.326, p=0.807), sex (t=0.769, p=0.449), and years of work experience (F=0.186, p=0.905). There is also no significant difference in practices of the respondents with their age (F=0.498, p=0.688), sex (t=0.291, p=0.774), and years of work experience (F=0.097, p=0.961). However, there is a significant relationship between knowledge to the practice of the participants (r=0.576, p=0.002). Findings would benefit medical technologists, free-standing laboratories, and patients. This may help the laboratories assess and improve their protocols and trainings regarding biomedical health management.

First Advisor

Amapola DG. Puaso