Doctors rely on laboratory tests of various body substances, mainly blood and other fluids and tissue, to diagnose illnesses and treat their patients. Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists are the professionals who process and analyse samples taken from patients and produce Reports that Doctors need, to help them make the right decisions in health care.
Medical Laboratory Technicians work in Hospitals, Research Centers and Laboratories specialising in Pathology and Testing. They work with a variety of equipment and machines. This is a field that sees a continuous stream of new innovations and break throughs in technology, as advances in medicine and health care mandate new methods of measuring and interpreting biological data.
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