Why Laboratories Are Important
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. They can also carry out testing on tissue as well as 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 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 has been carried out, the lab technicians at LifeBrite Laboratories may find normal findings but sometimes they may get abnormal findings and all this must be recorded. 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.
Doctors may discuss some of the findings that they get from the LifeBrite Laboratories technicians and technologists especially in cases where there are abnormal results.
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.
In some laboratories, one will find laboratory managers who carry out supervision. 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. One may need to get advanced training in order to specialize in some of these areas.