The Medical Technology Prayer

God, who by calling us to the vocation of a medical technologists, has placed upon us the obligation of being a constant help in the scientific care of the sick, grant us by thy divine light a deep insight into the serious responsibilities of our task. By thy divine wisdom awaken in us a growing…

Blood Banking

  Have you found your perfect match? In blood banking, you will find your ideal type, the one that matches you and the one that is meant for you. Like in love, it should not be taken for granted, one should be committed and responsible for their actions because in one mistake, all your efforts…

Histopathology

  In our Histology, they taught us the components of different types of muscle. This time it’s different. Histopathology is the study of of changes in tissues caused by a disease. Histopathology involves a biopsy where they will get a small piece of the muscle affected and then test it under the microscope by a pathologist. Depending on his or her specialist…

Immunology and Serology

In studying Immunology and Serology, it gives us a better understanding on how our body fights off pathogens. To distinguish the two: Immunology is the study of the body’s immune system and its functions and disorders while Serology is the study of blood serum or the clear fluid that separates when blood clots. Basically, ImmunoSero is basically about…

A glimpse of Mycology & Virology

M Y C O L O G Y Did you know that Mushroom is a Fungi?  And those fungi were studied in a MedTech Class. Hence, Mycology. Traditionally, Mycology is a branch of Biology (particularly in Botany), but because of its medicinal role and importance, it is  now studied as part of Medical Technology. Mycology includes the study of the genetic and…

Cytogenetics Must-Know

Cytogenetics is the study of inheritance in relation to the structure and function of chromosomes. Chromosomes are 23 in pairs which make your genome. A chromosome contains hundreds to thousands of genes. When the chromosomes condense then we call it prophase. And when they line up then it is called metaphase. When they pull apart…

Analysis of Urine and Body Fluids

  Human urine has been a useful tool of diagnosis since the earliest days of medicine. Let me define first what urine is. Urine is a body fluid that is easily collected and usually plentiful, so that many laboratory tests can be performed, it is a waste product that contains breakdown products from food, drinks,…

HISTOLOGY

     Histology is the study of tissues, including their role in our body, their anatomy, their interaction with body systems and the ways they are affected by a disease. I remember back when I was just started taking my histology subject, I don’t have that much idea about histology. Honestly, at first I thought…

Clinical Chemistry and You

Have you ever wondered why diabetics need insulin? Why they don’t produce insulin? Did it ever occurred to you that MedTechs have to perform quality control tests  on their instruments in the lab to ensure reliable results? Did it ever also occurred to you that there are precise sites in your body to collect blood and…

Medical Technology Laws and Bioethics

Medical technology laws and bioethics is a prerequisite of Introduction to Medical Technology with Science, Technology and Society (IMTSTS), this course it deals with various laws that related to the Medical Laboratory Science profession and explain the ethical principles relative to health. These recognize the rights and privileges, duties and responsibilities of a medical technologist…

Parasitology 101

We live in a world where survival takes a toll; often times a painful one. We human beings thrive to survive in our everyday lives because life is not for sissies. We tend to do what is necessary to ensure that we can make it through whatever it is that we’re up against. Case in…