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. They can also carry out testing on tissue 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 an education to a degree level and even advance to a masters level. 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 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. LifeBrite Laboratories technicians also study blood samples and look for things such as the blood type, number of cells, and check whether blood is compatible with other blood types.
The LifeBrite Laboratories technicians use special laboratory equipment such as microscopes and other equipment when they carry out tests. 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.
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.
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. Due to the fact that they have the knowledge as well as their experience of working in the laboratory for a long time, they are the right people to carry out supervision.
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. Medical laboratory technologists and technicians may choose to specialize after they have worked in the laboratory for a while. One may need to get advanced training in order to specialize in some of these areas.