To assist in diagnosis of a patient, laboratory tests are typically prescribed on a patient. These laboratory tests can be varied in the type of bodily fluid being tested, to what the fluid is being tested for. The health professional analyzing, testing, and helping assist in the diagnosis of these lab tests are medical laboratory scientists. Medical Laboratory Scientists analyze, and test what is going on inside a patient by the blood, urine, and other fluid samples. These medical professionals play a huge role in diagnosis of almost all diseases, it is said that 70 to 80 percent of a physicians medical decisions on any one patient are a direct result of laboratory test data, which are analyzed by Medical Laboratory Scientists. What does it take to be a Medical Laboratory Scientist? Readers will discover the profession: from the educational requirements, to the day to day tasks, to the developments in the field, as well as all the different job opportunities. This book will answer all the reader's vital questions when considering being a Medical Laboratory Scientist as a career. Every book in the Careers in Healthcare series gives readers the necessary tools to evaluate pursuing a career in the healthcare profession. Unique to this series are firsthand interviews with professionals aimed to give readers an upfront and close perspective into the daily lives of those currently working in the field. Each title in this series includes color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in th
Gr 7 Up-Comprehension and vocabulary tools stand out in this series to help readers navigate the text. Key icons and "Words to Understand" for each chapter are offered up front and reappear in the text in red font. Vocabulary reinforcement is welcome, as a litany of medical terms can hinder even fluent readers. The wealth of titles offered also allows an in-depth look at specific jobs as well as extra details, such as an explanation of the pathology of asthma, with graphics of restricted airways, in Respiratory Therapists. Anecdotes might describe a patient or experience during a day on the job, and QR codes send readers to Internet videos to elaborate on a topic. Questions at the end of each chapter are thought-provoking, such as what a professional trainer should do if an injured athlete wants to continue a game. Clear language, bullet lists, and captioned photos are close-up and relevant to the tools, environment, and tasks. -VERDICT Comprehension boosters, QR codes, and depth of coverage make this a top choice for high school collections. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.