Diploma in Medical Laboratory (DMLT)
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: 10 + 2 with Science
Affiliation from State Medical Faculty Lucknow
DMLT, a two year course is designed to prepare students for the most important attribute of allied health care i.e Laboratory testing. The students are skilled to perform tests that aid in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. This program equips candidates with the necessary skills required to handle lab equipment and perform accurate laboratory test. Medical laboratory Technology also called Clinical laboratory science is an allied health profession which is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease through the use of clinical laboratory tests. These tests help doctors to detect, diagnose and treat diseases. A Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) performs tests by analyzing body fluids, tissues, blood typing, microorganism screening, chemical analyses, cell counts of human body etc. They play an important role in collecting the information, sampling, testing, reporting and documentation of investigations. They determine the presence, extent or absence of disease and provide data necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of a particular treatment.
A technologist can advance to supervisory or management position in pathology labs and hospitals. They can also work as laboratory manager, consultant, or supervisor in health care administration. The career of a labtechnician depends on academic and technical skills. A certified medical laboratory technician may find a challenging career in a hospital, minor emergency centers, private laboratory, blood donor centers, and doctor's office or clinic. A technician can become a technologist through further education and work experience. Laboratory technologists can assist the doctors in taking samples, centrifuging, making slides, using specified stains etc, under proper guidance. As such, the demand for laboratory technologists will always increase since the number of hospitals, specialty hospitals, laboratories etc. is increasing. Job opportunities are also available in research laboratories and military service.