Why is the microscope important to medical laboratory technology?
The microscope is important to medical laboratory technology for many reasons. The microscope is used in Hematology to observe different types of blood cells, so that they can be counted and categorized, and checked for abnormalities. The microscope is used in Urine Analysis to check for the presence of various types of crystals, and white blood cells, which could indicate a bladder infection. The microscope is used in Microbiology and Parasitology to identify different types of bacteria and parasites.