The Activities That Take Place In The Laboratory
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. In laboratories, you will find experts such as general lab technicians and medical lab technologists.
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 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. 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.
Special laboratory equipment such as microscopes and other equipment is used by LifeBrite Laboratories technicians and technologists. 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.
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. The medical laboratory technologists at LifeBrite Laboratories also carry out supervision of lab work. This is because they have the experience and knowledge that is required to monitor activities in the laboratory.
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.