Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technologists
Clinical laboratory scientists and medical technology professionals play an important role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of many disease processes by providing laboratory analyses through a variety of precise laboratory methodologies and technologies.
Cytology is the study of the structure and the function of cells. Cytotechnologists are specially trained to study the morphology of genetic material and its relationship to the disease process.
Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical laboratory technicians conduct tests to help detect, diagnose, and treat diseases. As a medical laboratory technician (or clinical lab technician), you'll work under the supervision of a medical technologist or physician to perform tests and develop data on the tissue, blood and body fluids to help physicians diagnose the cause and nature of disease.
Phlebotomists are unlicensed allied health professionals who are trained to collect, transport, handle, and process a patient's blood, or other body specimens such as urine and stool samples for analysis. They often are seen as part of the clinical laboratory team, because they collect the ordered clinical laboratory specimens prior to the actual laboratory testing.