What Is Medical Laboratory Science?

According to the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) medical scientists are vital in healthcare, uncovering and providing important laboratory analyses that assist physicians in patient diagnosis and treatment. Scientists have a role in monitoring disease progression and treatment monitoring as well.

Laboratory scientists utilize technologically advanced biomedical instrumentation and computers to perform laboratory testing across a wide range of disciplines. Such disciplines include clinical chemistry, hematology, immunology, immunohematology, microbiology and molecular biology.

Without clinical laboratory scientists Physicians would not be able to see patients, they would not be able to test them or treat them. A hospital really runs on the expertise of its laboratory professionals. The behind the scenes work done by the lab professionals is just as important as the patient interaction done by other healthcare professionals.

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