Working in laboratories involves the use of lab equipment to test for diseases and treat the diseases. 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. The people who work in laboratories are general lab technicians and medical lab technologists.
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. A bachelor’s degree is required for a medical lab technologist and sometimes advanced education to a masters degree. The reason why laboratories are very important is that they are used by doctors to test for specific illnesses or determine what other illnesses a patient may suffer from.
Some of the work that goes on at LifeBrite Laboratories is the analysis of body fluids as well as tissue samples. After analysis has been carried out, the lab technicians at LifeBrite Laboratories may find normal findings but sometimes they may get abnormal findings and all this must be recorded. 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.
When carrying out tests, LifeBrite Laboratories technicians and technologists, use special laboratory equipment such as microscopes and other equipment to carry out tests. Some of the special equipment they use is automated and it helps in carrying out the tests faster. When there is a need to carry out many tests at the same time, the LifeBrite Laboratories technicians and technologists can be able to do this with special equipment that is computerized. After collection of data from the medical tests, the information will then be entered into the patient’s records by the LifeBrite Laboratories technicians and technologists.
Doctors may discuss some of the findings that they get from the LifeBrite Laboratories technicians and technologists especially in cases where there are abnormal results.
Medical laboratory technologists carry out training of technicians at LifeBrite Laboratories. 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.
Supervision can also be carried out by laboratory managers when one goes to 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. One may need to get advanced training in order to specialize in some of these areas.