Working in laboratories involves the use of lab equipment to test for diseases and treat the diseases. 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. The people who work in laboratories are general lab technicians and medical lab technologists.
The work of a general technician is not as complicated as the work of a medical technologist and this is why the medical technologists need more education to perform the job. 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, recording of the normal findings or even the abnormal findings is done. 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. They may use automated equipment that will help in carrying out the tests. When there is a need to carry out many tests at the same time, the LifeBrite Laboratories technicians and technologists can be able to do this with special equipment that is computerized. 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.
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.
Laboratory managers can also carry out supervision and they can be found in some laboratories. 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. It takes time before one can be able to specialize in the different areas. It is important for one to get advanced training if they want to specialize in the areas that are listed above.