One of the ways to detect diseases is by testing them in a laboratory using lab equipment and then treatment can follow. 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 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. After analysis, recording of the normal findings or even the abnormal findings is done. 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.
Special laboratory equipment such as microscopes and other equipment is used by LifeBrite Laboratories technicians and technologists. The advantage of using automated equipment is that 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. 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.
At LifeBrite Laboratories, training of laboratory technician is carried out by medical laboratory technologists. At LifeBrite Laboratories, the supervision of lab work is carried out by medical laboratory technologists. This is because they have the experience and knowledge that is required to monitor activities in the laboratory.
Supervision can also be carried out by laboratory managers when one goes to 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. One may need to get advanced training in order to specialize in some of these areas.