Working In A 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. 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.
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. 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. Some of the computerized equipment of LifeBrite Laboratories is used for carrying out many tests at once. All the data that is collected from the test that is carried out is entered into a patient’s records and this is the work of LifeBrite Laboratories technicians and technologists.
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. Supervision of lab work is carried out by medical laboratory technologists at LifeBrite Laboratories. 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. specialization in these areas may come as a result of one choosing to specialize in one area after they have worked in the laboratory for a time. It is important for one to get advanced training if they want to specialize in the areas that are listed above.