Testing of diseases is carried out in a laboratory using lab equipment and then proper treatment is carried out. In the laboratory, testing of samples such as urine, blood, and other fluids is carried out. 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.
Analysis of body fluids and also tissue samples is the work that is carried out at LifeBrite Laboratories. LifeBrite Laboratories then record the normal findings as well as the abnormal findings if there are any after analysis has been carried out. Another job that a LifeBrite Laboratories technician will perform is studying of blood samples to look for the blood type, the number of cells, and check whether the 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.
Supervision can also be carried out by laboratory managers when one goes to some laboratories. Immunology technologists, clinical chemistry technologist, blood bank technologist, cytotechnologist among others are some of the medical laboratory technologists who have specialized in different areas and they can be found in large laboratories. 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.