Your blood contains a wealth of information about the state of your health. Analyzing the levels of each component is an important part of diagnosis.
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.
The FDA has chosen not to regulate lab-developed tests like the ones at the center of the Theranos trial.
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.
What if you never had to pick up a medical record or image from one doctor to take to another? That capability already exists, but it’s not being well-utilized. Here’s a look at why.