In an analysis laboratory, all the data that can be used for both diagnostic and preventive purposes, as well as for monitoring a possible disease, are obtained. It can thus be said that the science of analysis, i.e. laboratory medicine, which studies the nature and extent of the alterations that can occur in the course of a disease, is applied.
Laboratory analysis, a point of departure to find the point of arrival
From the moment chemistry became a science based on measurements, we began to develop the various chemical tests for diagnostic use, i.e. the first real clinical analyses. Today analysis laboratories are systems of clinical and microbiological investigations that range from simple biology tests for monitoring to in-depth analysis and diagnostics.
In the modern analysis laboratory there is a highly technological and scientific environment with an increasingly complex structure and articulation of tasks. The sector model, in fact, is the one that best guarantees the performance of all the functions for which an analysis laboratory is responsible. These sectors include molecular biology, microbiology, clinical biochemistry.
How to coordinate in an analysis laboratory
To make the laboratory as effective as possible, it is necessary to organize and coordinate between the various structures. There is therefore a structure for the acceptance of biological samples, which can evaluate their suitability, then it is necessary to organize a computerized system that keeps track of all operational phases. Finally, there is a need for a structure that analyses the sample and provides the results as quickly as possible.
Thanks to the effectiveness and good functioning of the numerous analysis laboratories, today it is possible to prevent various disorders or to allow the doctor to plan an effective therapy thanks to the timely and correct diagnosis.