Medical laboratory

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Medical laboratory scientist testing a sample

A medical laboratory or clinical laboratory is a laboratory where tests are usually done on laboratory specimens. This is to get information about the health of a patient. Labs perform tests on tissue, blood and other body fluids.[1] Medical labs analyze data in five major categories.[2] These are chemistry, immunology, hematology, microbiology and transfusion medicine.[2]

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  1. Barbara H Estridge; Anna P Reynolds; Norma J Walters, Basic Medical Laboratory Techniques" (Albany, NY: Delmar Publishers, 2000), p. 4
  2. 2.0 2.1 "High quality healthcare begins with accurate testing". The Ohio State University. Retrieved January 7, 2017.