A Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) is a healthcare professional who performs laboratory tests and analyses on patient samples to help diagnose and treat diseases. They work under the supervision of a medical technologist or a laboratory manager. Medical Laboratory Technicians perform a variety of laboratory tests on various types of specimens, including blood, urine, and other body fluids. They use sophisticated equipment and instruments to analyze the samples and produce accurate and reliable results. The tests performed by MLTs may include:

  • Blood tests: used to diagnose diseases such as anemia, leukemia, and infections

  • Urine tests: used to diagnose urinary tract infections, kidney diseases, and other conditions

  • Microbiology tests: used to identify bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms that cause infections

  • Hematology tests: used to evaluate the components of blood such as red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets

  • Immunology tests: used to diagnose autoimmune disorders, allergies, and infections

  • Histology tests: used to examine tissues and cells for abnormalities, such as cancer

MLTs must be detail-oriented, organized, and have strong analytical and technical skills. They must also follow strict safety and quality control protocols to ensure accurate and reliable results.