Laboratory Testing Clinics

Laboratory testing clinics offer a variety of tests to diagnose illnesses and monitor the effects of treatments. These tests are usually done on samples of body fluids. They can also be used to monitor a disease over time. They are a common choice for many health insurance plans. Some of these facilities are private, while others are operated by health departments. Some of these facilities are hospital-affiliated and specialize in specific types of testing. For example, some may focus on microbiology, hematology, chemistry, blood banking, and surgical pathology. Some hospitals may send out some tests to reference laboratories for more specialized testing. These laboratories can process hundreds of samples per shift. As healthcare becomes increasingly consumer-focused, point-of-care testing is a growing part of the healthcare landscape. Consumers want to manage chronic conditions and take preventive measures. As a result, technology has caught up with the demand for convenient, easy-to-use tests. Home pregnancy tests and blood glucose monitoring devices have become popular, as are rapid strep and prothrombin time tests. Modern LIS solutions include multiple modules to manage the entire analytical process, from request to result. They also help streamline workflows in laboratories and connect patients with the laboratory. They store samples, validate results, and disseminate lab reports.