What is a Medical Lab Technologist (MLT)?
Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLT) are vital healthcare professionals, providing laboratory information from laboratory analyses that assist physicians and other healthcare professionals in patient diagnosis and treatment, as well as in disease monitoring or prevention.
Medical laboratory technologists produce accurate laboratory data on a variety of tissue specimens, blood samples and other body fluids using sophisticated biomedical instruments and techniques with the application of theoretical knowledge that aid in detecting cancer, heart attacks, diabetes, infectious mononucleosis, and identification of bacteria or viruses that cause infections, as well as in detecting drugs of abuse. Quality management of equipment and samples is an important aspect of the profession to ensure accurate reliable results for patient safety. Laboratory testing encompasses such disciplines as clinical chemistry, clinical genetics, cytology, haematology, immunology, immuno-haematology, microbiology, molecular biology and transfusion medicine.