Working In A Laboratory
Working in laboratories involves the use of lab equipment to test for diseases and treat the diseases. 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.
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 an education to a degree level and even advance to a masters level. Doctors use the results that come from laboratories to determine the illness of a patient or to test for a specific illness in 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. 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. Some of the special equipment they use is automated and it helps in carrying out the tests faster. 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.
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. Supervision of lab work is carried out by medical laboratory technologists at LifeBrite Laboratories. 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.
Supervision can also be carried out by laboratory managers when one goes to some laboratories. 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. 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. It is important for one to get advanced training if they want to specialize in the areas that are listed above.