The Activities That Take Place In The Laboratory
One of the ways to detect diseases is by testing them in a laboratory using lab equipment and then treatment can follow. Urine, blood, and other fluids are some of the samples that are tested in laboratories. Laboratories also carry out testing on tissue and many 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. 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.
Analysis of body fluids and also tissue samples is the work that is carried out at LifeBrite Laboratories. 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. 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.
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. 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. Supervision of lab work is carried out by medical laboratory technologists at LifeBrite Laboratories. 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.
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. It is important for one to get advanced training if they want to specialize in the areas that are listed above.
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