Histopathalogical Lab Technology

In the recent times, education in histopathological lab technology has seen a boost due to ample career opportunities. With increasing number of laboratories and modernization of medical gadgets there has been a huge demand for trained personnel in this field. A person in this profession need to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases through clinical laboratory tests. Professionals in this field assist doctors in detecting diseases by analyzing blood types, tissues, cell counts, and such other things related to human body.

The job responsibilities of a histopathological lab technologist include:

  • Conducting advanced bacteriological, biological, chemical, immunologic, and hematological tests
  • Making cultures of body fluids and tissues to reveal bacteria, fungi, parasites, and other microorganisms
  • Examining specimens with microscopes
  • Supervision of medical/chemical lab technicians
  • Typing and cross-matching blood samples for transfusions
  • Analyzing chemical content, reaction and blood concentration of some specific compounds
  • Modifying and establishing procedure/programs to ensure quality control and accuracy in results

Who can Opt for this Course: For pursuing a bachelor’s degree or a diploma course in histopathological lab technology, you need to complete 10+2 examination with physics, chemistry and biology. Candidates completing pre-university vocational course in related subject from a recognized institute are also eligible to apply.
Best Universities, Institutions and Colleges: Some of the most popular institutes offering a course in histopathological lab technology are as follows:

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
  • Delhi University, University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi
  • Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal
  • Birla Institute of Technology & Science (Pilani)
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
  • Banaras Hindu University (Varanasi)
  • Apollo Institute of Hospital Management & Allied Sciences, Chennai
  • Kidwai Institute of Oncology, Bangalore
  • School of Medical Education, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
  • Sri Venkateshwara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati
  • Nizam Institute of Medical Science, Hyderabad
  • H N Bahuguna Garhwal University (Srinagar, Garhwal)
  • Shree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Institute of Paramedical, Management & Technologies, New Delhi
  • National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore
  • Alvas College of Medical Lab Technology, Moodbidri

What are the Future Prospects: After completing a course in histopathological lab technology, you can find jobs in medical laboratories, hospitals, clinics, blood banks, research laboratories, and minor emergency centers. Depending on the individual skill and work experience, you will work as laboratory technician/consultant/manager, and laboratory analyst.