Lab testing provides doctors with essential information to help them diagnose and treat disease. Here’s what happens behind the scenes after you roll up your sleeve for a blood draw.
Careful lab work will complement public health data as researchers worldwide focus on omicron, asking questions about contagiousness, severity of disease and whether vaccines hold up against it.
Outsourcing is common in many hospitals. But when health care systems outsource certain clinical tasks to separate companies, costs can go up, quality of care can fall and patients can be harmed.