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The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by ochendo809(m): 10:33pm On Oct 17, 2016
A medical laboratory scientist may be described as the individual who has studied medical laboratory science in an accredited university or institution, passed the prescribed courses and qualifying professional exams and is duly registered by the national medical laboratory science council. The academic curriculum of the medical laboratory profession covers vast areas including Basic Medical Sciences- Anatomy, Physiology, biochemistry and core subjects as Hematology and Blood Group Serology, Clinical Chemistry, Histopathology and Cytology, Medical Microbiology, Immunology as well as Mathematics, Statistics, Pharmacology, Research methods and Managements at the undergraduate level, paving way for limitless areas of specialization at the postgraduate level. The vastness of this field of study makes the Medical Laboratory Science Graduate a multi-potent professional.

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Being multi-potent, the Medical laboratory Scientist can be involved in several spheres of the economy but with particular reference to health care services, his ethical duties involve the systematic and scientific analysis of body fluids and secretions, tissues, biopsies, aspirates, waste products like urine and feces with the aim of making proper and definitive diagnosis of diseases. The ultimate goal is health recovery for the sick which proves the relevance and indispensable role of the laboratory scientist in the health sector. Here, the pivot or hallmark of healing lies in the accurate diagnosis of the ailment based on the axiom that the discovery of a problem is already half of the solution.

Conventionally, the physician makes some physical observation and based on the signs makes a provisional (presumptive) diagnosis which could be right or wrong. The correctness of presumptive diagnosis is an act of probability given that different disease conditions occasionally display similar symptoms. For instance, a certain middle-aged man was brought into the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department around midday because he began to sweat profusely and then slumped and went into confusion. The physician was invited who immediately took vital signs and asked many questions which could not be answered because no close relative was around. The dilemma of the physician was that the symptoms on hand could as well represent either of two opposing situations- hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.

Whereas the clinical management of both conditions are simple though, a switch of one remedy for the other would prove quite disastrous. Not knowing the doctor's dilemma nor the precarious nature of the situation, the patient's colleagues were agitated that not even an infusion (drip) could be used on this near dying folk. The physician had to request for some laboratory investigation to help clear the situation.

Simple laboratory investigations like Urinalysis, Plasma glucose level and Full Blood count were just enough to give the needed clue. So the Laboratory Scientist solved the puzzle- hypoglycemia! The rest became more simplified for the doctor. In a short while, the patient got the right medications and left the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department for his home. This is just one typical example of the significant and indispensable role of the Medical Laboratory Scientist as the torchbearer in health care service.

Nevertheless, Researches have proven that 60-70% of all decisions regarding a patient's diagnosis and treatment, hospital admission and discharge are based on laboratory test results because the Laboratory Scientist has been trained to perform critical duties such as: assist the doctor in choice of laboratory investigations; collects the clinical specimens and perform analysis; Reports and Interprets the laboratory data for the doctor's use in proper patient diagnosis, treatment and monitoring; generates data for epidemiological survey; plays indispensable role in infection control, transfusion medicine, In vitro fertilization, forensic sciences, genetic counseling/testing among others.

Therefore, why won't one be glad to study such a noble profession which has proven beyond any reasonable doubt to be the searchlight, oracle and bedrock of modern medicine!

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Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by mankan2k7(m): 11:05pm On Oct 17, 2016
I love MLS like kilode

Though some are bent in suppressing d growth of the profession, still d profession blossoms.


Medical laboratory scientist is a doctor consultant

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Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by nelszx: 11:16pm On Oct 17, 2016
ochendo809:

A medical laboratory scientist may be described as the individual who has studied medical laboratory science in an accredited university or institution, passed the prescribed courses and qualifying professional exams and is duly registered by the national medical laboratory science council. The academic curriculum of the medical laboratory profession covers vast areas including Basic Medical Sciences- Anatomy, Physiology, biochemistry,pathology (you omitted that) and core subjects as Hematology and Blood Group Serology, Clinical Chemistry, Histopathology and Cytology, Medical Microbiology, Immunology as well as Mathematics, Statistics, Pharmacology, Research methods and Managements at the undergraduate level, paving way for limitless areas of specialization at the postgraduate level. The vastness of this field of study makes the Medical Laboratory Science Graduate a multi-potent professional.

visit my blog for more www.davemadukwe..com

Being multi-potent, the Medical laboratory Scientist can be involved in several spheres of the economy but with particular reference to health care services, his ethical duties involve the systematic and scientific analysis of body fluids and secretions, tissues, biopsies, aspirates, waste products like urine and feces with the aim of making proper and definitive diagnosis of diseases. The ultimate goal is health recovery for the sick which proves the relevance and indispensable role of the laboratory scientist in the health sector. Here, the pivot or hallmark of healing lies in the accurate diagnosis of the ailment based on the axiom that the discovery of a problem is already half of the solution.

Conventionally, the physician makes some physical observation and based on the signs makes a provisional (presumptive) diagnosis which could be right or wrong. The correctness of presumptive diagnosis is an act of probability given that different disease conditions occasionally display similar symptoms. For instance, a certain middle-aged man was brought into the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department around midday because he began to sweat profusely and then slumped and went into confusion. The physician was invited who immediately took vital signs and asked many questions which could not be answered because no close relative was around. The dilemma of the physician was that the symptoms on hand could as well represent either of two opposing situations- hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.

Whereas the clinical management of both conditions are simple though, a switch of one remedy for the other would prove quite disastrous. Not knowing the doctor's dilemma nor the precarious nature of the situation, the patient's colleagues were agitated that not even an infusion (drip) could be used on this near dying folk. The physician had to request for some laboratory investigation to help clear the situation.

Simple laboratory investigations like Urinalysis, Plasma glucose level and Full Blood count were just enough to give the needed clue. So the Laboratory Scientist solved the puzzle- hypoglycemia! The rest became more simplified for the doctor. In a short while, the patient got the right medications and left the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department for his home. This is just one typical example of the significant and indispensable role of the Medical Laboratory Scientist as the torchbearer in health care service.

Nevertheless, Researches have proven that 60-70% of all decisions regarding a patient's diagnosis and treatment, hospital admission and discharge are based on laboratory test results because the Laboratory Scientist has been trained to perform critical duties such as: assist the doctor in choice of laboratory investigations; collects the clinical specimens and perform analysis; Reports and Interprets the laboratory data for the doctor's use in proper patient diagnosis, treatment and monitoring; generates data for epidemiological survey; plays indispensable role in infection control, transfusion medicine, In vitro fertilization, forensic sciences, genetic counseling/testing among others.

Therefore, why won't one be glad to study such a noble profession which has proven beyond any reasonable doubt to be the searchlight, oracle and bedrock of modern medicine!

There are virtually many more examples. MLS covers all facets of Human medicine. Many knows the truth and are now enlightened

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Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by ezechueze(m): 6:53am On Oct 18, 2016
OK
Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by Taryur3(m): 6:54am On Oct 18, 2016
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Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by nony43(m): 6:54am On Oct 18, 2016
So many logies in the field of learning
Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by orlarbissy(f): 6:54am On Oct 18, 2016
Please, summary
Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by wildchild1: 6:54am On Oct 18, 2016
Cool
Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by MrCounselor: 6:55am On Oct 18, 2016
Yeah
Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by 11cows4sale(m): 6:58am On Oct 18, 2016
Am a proud medical laboratory scientist Thanks for creating this thread

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Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by bruno419(m): 6:59am On Oct 18, 2016
proudly mls imsu chapter

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Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by judey1992(m): 7:02am On Oct 18, 2016
Truly indispensable

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Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by myrrtle(m): 7:02am On Oct 18, 2016
A medical laboratory scientist may specialize to become any of the following:
Clinical Biochemist - a scientist who analyzes body fluids for diseases
Clinical Immunologist – a scientist who studies the body's immune system to test for diseases
Cytogeneticist – a scientist who studies chromosomes
Hematologist - a scientist who studies blood and the diseases of the blood
Histologist – a scientist who studies microscopic tissues
Medical Cytologist – a scientist who tests cell samples for cancer
Medical Microbiologist - a scientist who studies microorganisms of medical interest
Transfusion Scientist – a scientist who prepares blood and blood products for transfusion
Virologist - a scientist who studies viruses

http://careersome.com/healthcare/Medical-laboratory-scientist.html

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Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by takenadoh: 7:04am On Oct 18, 2016
every profession is important stop is beating of chest thing, everyone should be happy with what they are doing or quit.





that's all i have to say.



[b]every profession is important stop is beating of chest thing, everyone should be happy with what they are doing or quit.





that's all i have to say.



[/b]every profession is important stop is beating of chest thing, everyone should be happy with what they are doing or quit.





that's all i have to say.

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Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by Nobody: 7:07am On Oct 18, 2016
almost everyone studying medical lab science lost out on the medicine race
tongue

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Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by TheOonlyOne: 7:13am On Oct 18, 2016
Every profession is important like someone rightly said... Although m not saying the above isnt correct or necessary

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Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by Widall: 7:15am On Oct 18, 2016
great oracles!!

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Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by Widall: 7:16am On Oct 18, 2016
Lacomus:
almost everyone studying medical lab science lost out on the medicine race
tongue
get sense bro.

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Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by eleojo23: 7:16am On Oct 18, 2016
Nice
Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by eleojo23: 7:19am On Oct 18, 2016
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Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by DeRay98(m): 7:22am On Oct 18, 2016
Lacomus:
almost everyone studying medical lab science lost out on the medicine race
tongue
That's a very dumb assumption....

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Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by eleojo23: 7:25am On Oct 18, 2016
Lacomus:
almost everyone studying medical lab science lost out on the medicine race
tongue
The trouble makers have arrived.

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Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by soundmind4ree: 7:26am On Oct 18, 2016
11cows4sale:
Am a proud medical laboratory scientist
Thanks for creating this thread



THE BEDROCK OF MODERN MEDICINE!!!

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Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by sakalisis(m): 7:28am On Oct 18, 2016

grin
Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by soundmind4ree: 7:29am On Oct 18, 2016
Lacomus:
almost everyone studying medical lab science lost out on the medicine race
tongue


WAKE UP!!

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Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by Nobody: 7:30am On Oct 18, 2016
It's ok to trump up who you are and what you do, i have nothing against that, absolutely nothing. However I don't know what aim this is supposed to achieve.
I believe every discipline and profession is indispensable to the society, just as important as the other. The teacher is just as important as the doctor, as the mechanic, as the trader, as the farmer.
Coning down to the health sector, as doctors we believe so much in team work, knowing that we cannot manage patients on our own, and we do well to acknowledge that fact. That's why you wouldn't see any thread or article like "the importance of doctors bla bla bla" instead it's "the importance of the medical team to health care delivery that we all should promote.
I may be orthodox in reasoning but I believe individual members of the medical team aren't supposed to promote themselves

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Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by worlexy(m): 7:43am On Oct 18, 2016
The case scenario painted above is so dumb that MLS ought to cover their faces in shame if that's the work they do in the hospital, a doctor doesn't need the service of an MLS to differentiate Hypo from Hyperglycemia, they may only need the service of a machine (Glucometer) to ascertain the quantity of the sugar in the body, mind you a glucometer is a machine, a simple machine that almost all diabetic patients have and can operate in the comfort of their homes, whether educated or not, operation of the item doesn't require any expertise and if at all anybody wants to claim credit for the item it should be the producer (Engineers) and not the operators(MLS, Physicians, Patients and Patients relatives). A glucometer is just like the Blood Pressure apparatus that almost anybody can use, so if a physician is now saying that s/he is the only one that can measure blood pressure, then something is wrong.

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Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by horpeyemmi66(m): 7:46am On Oct 18, 2016
My best friend is a Medical Laboratory Scientist

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Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by Nobody: 7:46am On Oct 18, 2016
Lacomus:
almost everyone studying medical lab science lost out on the medicine race
tongue
Would you pick offence if I told you to shut up?
I don't know your discipline but I do hope you aren't a doctor cos you would be an embarassement to us

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Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by ezimo777(m): 7:47am On Oct 18, 2016
Proudly MLScientist UNIJOS Chapter
Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by skotch(m): 7:53am On Oct 18, 2016
Akuko
Re: The Indispensable Role Of The Laboratory Scientist In The Health Sector by horpeyemmi66(m): 7:54am On Oct 18, 2016
Lacomus:
almost everyone studying medical lab science lost out on the medicine race
tongue

Gosh!.. Your thinking has got to step up. According to Top 100 Jobs USA, Medicine isn't among the top 5.
1. ORTHODONTICS (Specialty of Dentistry)
2. GENERAL DENTISTRY
3. ANAESTHETIC NURSE
4. COMPUTER ANALYST
5. NURSE PRACTITIONER

I can't believe you still chose to embarrass yourself by writing that drivel.

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