A medical laboratory or clinical laboratory is a laboratory where tests are carried out on clinical specimens in order to obtain information about the health of a patient in order to provide diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.Clinical laboratories are thus focused on applied science, mainly on a production-like basis, as opposed to research laboratories that focus on basic science on an academic basis.
Professionals who work in a Medical Laboratory are Clinical Scientists, i.e. Biochemists,Laboratory Technicians. Our Clinical Scientists work hard to improve the health and well-being of patients and the public by practicing alongside doctors, nurses, and other health and social care professionals in the delivery of healthcare. Their aim is to provide expert scientific and clinical advice to clinician colleagues, to aid in the diagnosis, treatment and management of patient care.
Examples of the type of work undertaken include:
Advising, diagnosing, interpreting, and treating patients.
Advising health and social care professionals in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
Designing, building, and operating technology for diagnosing and treating patients.
Ensuring the safety and reliability of tests and equipment used in healthcare.
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