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. In the laboratory, testing of samples such as urine, blood, and other fluids is carried out. Laboratories also carry out testing on tissue and many other substances. General lab technicians and medical lab technologists are some of the people you will find working in a laboratory.
A medical technologist performs in-depth work and they need a lot of education, unlike a general lab technician who performs work that is not as complicated. Medical lab technologist needs to get a bachelor’s degree and even a masters degree in some cases. 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.
Some of the work that goes on at LifeBrite Laboratories is the analysis of body fluids as well as tissue samples. After analysis, recording of the normal findings or even the abnormal findings is done. Another job that a LifeBrite Laboratories technician will perform is studying of blood samples to look for the blood type, the number of cells, and check whether the blood is compatible with other blood types.
Special laboratory equipment such as microscopes and other equipment is used by LifeBrite Laboratories technicians and technologists. The advantage of using automated equipment is that it helps in carrying out the tests faster. Some of the computerized equipment of LifeBrite Laboratories is used for carrying out many tests at once. 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.
Medical laboratory technologists carry out training of technicians at LifeBrite Laboratories. The medical laboratory technologists at LifeBrite Laboratories also carry out supervision of lab work. Supervision must be done by people who have the experience and knowledge and medical laboratory technologists have both of these.
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. It is important for one to get advanced training if they want to specialize in the areas that are listed above.