Clinical laboratory service is a vital component of health care, ensuring optimal patient outcomes. Laboratory professionals must provide accurate, specific and reliable information using state-of-the-art technology to facilitate evidence-based patient care decisions. The laboratory information, they provide, has a direct impact on patient diagnosis, treatment, health maintenance, safety, length of stay, as well as resource utilization, and patient satisfaction.
Clinical laboratory staff play a vital role in helping to detect, diagnose and treat illnesses. They prepare, test, and examine blood and other bodily fluids and tissue samples to find disease, infection, and chemical imbalances in patients. Diagnostic tests are extremely important, and advances in technology and medicine have increased their accuracy and application. Computerized and automated equipment is often used and the complexity and accuracy of this equipment is expected to increase in the future.