Working In A Laboratory
Working in laboratories involves the use of lab equipment to test for diseases and treat the diseases. 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. The people who work in laboratories are general lab technicians and medical lab technologists.
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 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. 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.
The LifeBrite Laboratories technicians use special laboratory equipment such as microscopes and other equipment when they carry out tests. They may use automated equipment that will help in carrying out the tests. 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.
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.
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. 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.