4 Interesting Facts You Did not Know About a Medical Lab Tech
Feb 4, 2019
4 interesting facts you didn't know about a medical lab tech1. Practically any body fluid or tissue gets processed in a medical lab The results are virtually endless since all types of human samples come through a lab. Medical lab technicians analyze almost everything in the human body unseen. MLT's examine all types of samples, but the bulk of their work usually revolves around things like:
- Analyzing proteins and enzymes to see how your major organ systems are functioning (i.e., liver, heart, kidneys, pancreas and so on).
- Examining your blood cells to assess if you have a bacterial or viral infection, leukemia or anemias.
- Looking for all four of the main microorganism areas-bacteria, fungus, parasites and viruses to determine which one of these may be causing the infection.
- Determining blood type and compatibility to ensure you are getting the correct transfusion products to minimize dangerous reactions.