I have an opportunity to volunteer at a local free health clinic working in the lab section. The lab section offers clients basic clinical laboratory tests and delivers results the same night of their appointment. The clinical lab is not a research or academic lab and has limited client interaction (such as receiving samples, explaining the laboratory tests to clients, and answering questions about the laboratory tests being preformed). Lab volunteers work closely with the health care provider on shift.
The clinic’s laboratory services include: Urinalysis (dipstick and sediment), Gram stains, KOH digestions, Saline wet mount analysis, Rapid Strep A testing, Rapid pregnancy testing, Rapid HIV testing.
I need clinical experience. Should I go for this opportunity?