Working In A Laboratory
Testing of diseases is carried out in a laboratory using lab equipment and then proper treatment is carried out. 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. 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 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.
At LifeBrite Laboratories, analysis of body fluids as well as tissue samples is done. 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.
Special laboratory equipment such as microscopes and other equipment is used by LifeBrite Laboratories technicians and technologists. Some of the special equipment they use is automated and it helps in carrying out the tests faster. LifeBrite Laboratories technicians and technologists are also capable of performing many tests at the same time using some of the computerized equipment. 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.
In abnormal patterns in a patient’s test, the LifeBrite Laboratories technicians and technologists will need to discuss the findings with doctors.
Training of laboratory technicians at LifeBrite Laboratories is carried out by medical laboratory technologists. The medical laboratory technologists at LifeBrite Laboratories also carry out supervision of lab work. This is because they have the experience and knowledge that is required to monitor activities in the laboratory.
In some laboratories, one will find laboratory managers who carry out supervision. In large laboratories medical laboratory technologist specialize in different areas and one may find immunology technologists, clinical chemistry technologist, blood bank technologist, cytotechnologist among others. specialization in these areas may come as a result of one choosing to specialize in one area after they have worked in the laboratory for a time. Advanced training may be required for one to be able to specialize in some of the areas listed above.