Working In A Laboratory
One of the ways to detect diseases is by testing them in a laboratory using lab equipment and then treatment can follow. Urine, blood, and other fluids are some of the samples that are tested in laboratories. Tissue can also be tested in the laboratory as well as other substances. The people who work in laboratories are general lab technicians and medical lab technologists.
The work of a general technician is not as complicated as the work of a medical technologist and this is why the medical technologists need more education to perform the job. A bachelor’s degree is required for a medical lab technologist and sometimes advanced education to a masters degree. The work that is carried out in a laboratory is very important because the tests can determine specific illnesses or they can be used by doctors to determine other illness of a patient.
At LifeBrite Laboratories, analysis of body fluids as well as tissue samples is done. LifeBrite Laboratories then record the normal findings as well as the abnormal findings if there are any after analysis has been carried out. LifeBrite Laboratories technicians also study blood samples and look for things such as the blood type, number of cells, and check whether blood is compatible with other blood types.
The LifeBrite Laboratories technicians use special laboratory equipment such as microscopes and other equipment when they carry out tests. They may use automated equipment that will help in carrying out the tests. LifeBrite Laboratories technicians and technologists are also capable of performing many tests at the same time using some of the computerized equipment. The LifeBrite Laboratories technicians and technologists will then enter the data that they have collected from the tests into a patient’s records.
In abnormal patterns in a patient’s test, the LifeBrite Laboratories technicians and technologists will need to discuss the findings with doctors.
At LifeBrite Laboratories, training of laboratory technician is carried out by medical laboratory technologists. At LifeBrite Laboratories, the supervision of lab work is carried out by medical laboratory technologists. This is because they have the experience and knowledge that is required to monitor activities in the laboratory.
Laboratory managers can also carry out supervision and they can be found in some laboratories. Immunology technologists, clinical chemistry technologist, blood bank technologist, cytotechnologist among others are some of the medical laboratory technologists who have specialized in different areas and they can be found in large laboratories. It takes time before one can be able to specialize in the different areas. Advanced training may be required for one to be able to specialize in some of the areas listed above.