Why Laboratories Are Important
Working in laboratories involves the use of lab equipment to test for diseases and treat the diseases. 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.
General lab technicians do not need as much education as medical lab technologists because they do not perform in-depth work. Medical lab technologist needs to get a bachelor’s degree and even a masters degree in some cases. The work that is carried out in a laboratory is very important because the tests can determine specific illnesses or they can be used by doctors to determine other illness of 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. 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.
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.
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.
Training of laboratory technicians at LifeBrite Laboratories is carried out by medical laboratory technologists. At LifeBrite Laboratories, the supervision of lab work is carried out by medical laboratory technologists. 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. There are specialized medical laboratory technologists who work in large laboratories and one will find immunology technologists, clinical chemistry technologist, blood bank technologist, cytotechnologist among others when they go to the large laboratories. Medical laboratory technologists and technicians may choose to specialize after they have worked in the laboratory for a while. Advanced training may be required for one to be able to specialize in some of the areas listed above.