Short Course on Labs – What You Should Know

May 8, 2018

Health Care & Medical

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Why Laboratories Are Important

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.

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. 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.

At LifeBrite Laboratories, analysis of body fluids as well as tissue samples is done. 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.

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. 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.

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. 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. 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. One may need to get advanced training in order to specialize in some of these areas.