Importance of Medical Labs

Importance of Medical Labs

In the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease in patients, medical laboratory research plays a key role. This could encourage doctors to respond rapidly with preventive care if a patient regularly submits to laboratory testing, which may save the patient time, money, and likely illness in the future. One of the first lines of protection is laboratory testing to preserve the general well-being of a patient.

An approximate 60 to 70% of all decisions about the diagnosis, treatment, admission to the hospital and discharge of a patient are based on laboratory results, and so much of the experience of a patient in the health care industry depends on these tests. Laboratory research protocols are made transparent for you to appreciate one of the most critical areas of the health care sector, and why it is important to regularly participate in laboratory testing.

The Life Cycle of a Lab Test  

  • The same systematic method is used to monitor and provide the patient and the doctor with results, no matter which doctor you see, or which facility is used in the research procedures:

  • The patient comes up with any disease or symptoms.

  • The patient goes to the doctor.

  • The doctor recommends the laboratory test.

  • The patient’s specimen is taken.

  • The specimen is moved to a research laboratory.

  • Specimen experiments evaluate and generate findings.

  • The research laboratory provides the doctor with results.

  • The doctor interprets the outcomes.

  • The doctor advises patients of results and implications.

  • The doctor and patient make decisions for medication and treatment.

Lab Research is the premier instrument for the diagnosis, detection and management of sickness and disease in a doctor’s toolkit.  That’s why knowing what it is, what’s behind it, and what should be done is important to you.

Work of Medical Lab Technician

Medical Laboratory Scientists conduct a number of activities to guarantee correct, accurate findings that are then relayed for review to the general physician or doctor. Those roles include:

  • Microscopic testing and examination of blood, body fluids, organs, and cells.

  • Identify chemical analyte fluids, including glucose and cholesterol.

  • Crossmatch blood for blood transfusions.

  • Check results for patients (how patients respond to treatment).

  • Perform counts of cells and scanning for irregular cells to better detect disorders such as cancer and anemia.

  • Using laboratory devices with high accuracies, such as microscopes and cell counters.

  • Write a structured operating process and set up systems for quality assurance to track and guarantee the accuracy of test results.