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. Laboratories also carry out testing on tissue and many 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. After analysis, recording of the normal findings or even the abnormal findings is done. 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.
The LifeBrite Laboratories technicians use special laboratory equipment such as microscopes and other equipment when they carry out tests. Some of the special equipment they use is automated and it helps in carrying out the tests faster. 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. The LifeBrite Laboratories technicians and technologists will then enter the data that they have collected from the tests into a patient’s records.
In abnormal patterns in a patient’s test, the LifeBrite Laboratories technicians and technologists will need to discuss the findings with doctors.
Medical laboratory technologists carry out training of technicians at LifeBrite Laboratories. The medical laboratory technologists at LifeBrite Laboratories also carry out supervision of lab work. Due to the fact that they have the knowledge as well as their experience of working in the laboratory for a long time, they are the right people to carry out supervision.
Laboratory managers can also carry out supervision and they can be found in 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. One may need to get advanced training in order to specialize in some of these areas.