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Pathology analyzes bodily fluids and tissues using a variety of methods. Alvaro Lavin/Moment via Getty Images

How do blood tests work? Medical laboratory scientists explain the pathway from blood draw to diagnosis and treatment

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.
Electronic medical records could be shared between health systems, allowing doctors to share information and possibly improve care. Tero Vesalainen/Shutterstock.com

It’s 2018. Do you know where your medical records are?

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.

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