Forensic science shows are fascinating. Using DNA, a stray hair, an odd chemical compound, or the components of urine and blood to track down criminals is just cool. Even better? Many of the same technologies help millions of people every day in medical labs. Advances in Medical Laboratory Technology help doctors diagnose problems more quickly and treat them more effectively. Depending on the job, Lab Techs use sophisticated equipment to examine cells for abnormal growth, including cancer; collect, prepare and type blood for transfusion; perform genetic testing; and monitor immune system responses.

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