Medical laboratory Technologist plays a crucial role in the detection and diagnosis of the diseases. Medical Technologists also referred as clinical laboratory scientists or Clinical Technologists, who perform most of these tests.
Medical Laboratory Technologists perform complex chemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, microscopic, and bacteriological tests. Technologists microscopically examine blood and other body fluids. They make cultures of body fluid and tissue samples, to determine the presence of bacteria, fungi, parasites, or other microorganisms. Technologists analyze samples for chemical content or a chemical reaction and determine concentrations of compounds such as blood glucose and cholesterol levels. They also type and cross match blood samples for transfusions.
Medical Laboratory Technologist generally require a bachelor’s degree in medical technology . Education and training
Bachelor’s degree programs in medical technology include courses in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Hematology, Histopathology, Chemical Pathology as well as specialized courses devoted to knowledge and skills used in the clinical laboratories.