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IMPACT 70-80% of medical decisions are based on laboratory results. Laboratory tests are extremely valuable. Modern medicine could not function without lab tests. Demand for laboratory professionals will exceed supply in the near future.
Positions in the Laboratory Clinical Pathology: tests Anatomic Pathology: tests patient samples blood, urine, and tissue samples and human cells on body fluids. slides. Professionals: Professionals: • Medical Technologists • Cytotechnologists Also known as Clinical Works closely with Laboratory Scientist (CLS). Pathologist Four year Bachelor of Science Separate education and Degree training from Medical • Technicians Technologist Also known as Clinical • Histotechnologists Laboratory Technician (CLT) Prepares thin sections to be Two year Associate Degree examined by Pathologist • Pathologists’ Assistants Interacts with a Pathologist like a Physicians’ Assistant. Separate Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree programs.
Salaries Medical Technologist Median Average Wage: $59,571 per year or $28.64 per hour Medical Lab Technicians Median Average Wage: $42,973 per year or $20.66 per hour Cytotechnologist Median Average Wage: $64,771 per year or $31.14 per hour Histotechnologist Median Average Wage:$51,542 per year or $24.78 per hour Phlebotomist Median Average Wage: $30,202 per year or $14.52 per hour
Quiz Number 132 year-old male arrives in the emergency room with right lower back pain for 2 days.Lab results:The patient’s urine tests positive for blood and the following elements are seen.What is the patient’s problem? A. Appendicitis. B. Parasitic infection. C. Renal calculi (kidney stone). D. Leukemia.
Number 210 year-old female is seen by her family physician for persistent sore throats and swollen lymph nodes.Lab results:WBC count-185,000/mm3.90% lymphoblasts.The patient’s problem is…A. Renal calculi.B. Leukemia.C. Parasitic infection.D. Iron deficiency anemia.
Number 323 year-old male is seen in the urgent care clinic. Patient complains of a white discharge and pain with urination.Lab results:Gram stain shows many WBCs and 3 plus gram negative diplococci.A. Sexually transmitted disease.B. Bladder infection.C. Kidney infection.D. Hepatitis.
Number 412 year-old male complains of a sore throat, fever, and swollen lymph nodes.Lab results:Gram stain demonstrates gram positive cocci in chains.The patient’s problem is….A. Viral infection.B. Over-eating.C. Ear infection.D. Strep infection.
Number 518 year-old female complains of being tired for the past 2 weeks.Lab results:Low HCT, HGB, and RBCs.The patient’s problem is….A. Iron deficiency anemia.B. Leukemia.C. Macrocytic anemia.D. She does not want to go to school.
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