The Activities That Take Place In The Laboratory
Testing of diseases is carried out in a laboratory using lab equipment and then proper treatment is carried out. Some of the samples that are tested in laboratories include urine, blood, and other fluids. Laboratories also carry out testing on tissue and many other substances. The people who work in laboratories are 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 an education to a degree level and even advance to a masters level. The reason why laboratories are very important is that they are used by doctors to test for specific illnesses or determine what other illnesses a patient may suffer from.
At LifeBrite Laboratories, analysis of body fluids as well as tissue samples is done. LifeBrite Laboratories then record the normal findings as well as the abnormal findings if there are any after analysis has been carried out. 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.
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. LifeBrite Laboratories technicians and technologists are also capable of performing many tests at the same time using some of the computerized equipment. The LifeBrite Laboratories technicians and technologists will then enter the data that they have collected from the tests into a patient’s records.
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. Supervision of lab work is carried out by medical laboratory technologists at LifeBrite Laboratories. Supervision must be done by people who have the experience and knowledge and medical laboratory technologists have both of these.
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. 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.