One of the ways to detect diseases is by testing them in a laboratory using lab equipment and then treatment can follow. Some of the samples that are tested in laboratories include urine, blood, and other fluids. Tissue can also be tested in the laboratory as well as other substances. In laboratories, you will find experts such as general lab technicians and medical lab technologists.
General lab technicians do not need as much education as medical lab technologists because they do not perform in-depth work. A bachelor’s degree is required for a medical lab technologist and sometimes advanced education to a masters degree. Doctors use the results that come from laboratories to determine the illness of a patient or to test for a specific illness in 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.
When carrying out tests, LifeBrite Laboratories technicians and technologists, use special laboratory equipment such as microscopes and other equipment to carry out tests. They may use automated equipment that will help in carrying out the tests. Some of the computerized equipment of LifeBrite Laboratories is used for carrying out many tests at once. 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.
The LifeBrite Laboratories technicians and technologists may discuss some of the results with a doctor especially if there is an abnormal pattern in the tests.
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.
Supervision can also be carried out by laboratory managers when one goes to some laboratories. 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. One may need to get advanced training in order to specialize in some of these areas.