Why Laboratories Are Important
Working in laboratories involves the use of lab equipment to test for diseases and treat the diseases. Some of the samples that are tested in laboratories include urine, blood, and other fluids. Laboratories also carry out testing on tissue and many other substances. In laboratories, you will find experts such as 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. Medical lab technologist needs to get a bachelor’s degree and even a masters degree in some cases. 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.
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. When a LifeBrite Laboratories technician studies blood samples, they will look for the number of cells, check whether blood is compatible with other blood types, and check the blood type.
When carrying out tests, LifeBrite Laboratories technicians and technologists, use special laboratory equipment such as microscopes and other equipment to carry out tests. The advantage of using automated equipment is that 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.
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.
Medical laboratory technologists carry out training of technicians at LifeBrite Laboratories. Supervision of lab work is carried out by medical laboratory technologists at LifeBrite Laboratories. Supervision must be done by people who have the experience and knowledge and medical laboratory technologists have both of these.
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. 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.