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Role Played By Clinical Laboratories There has been constant and rapid innovation going on in the clinical laboratory environment since 1980’s. Over the years there has been significant growth in the complexity and range of accessible services and tests and the same is expected to continue in the days to come. Clinical laboratory technology is often met by medical advances. There are cases, where testing methods to screen or diagnose for a specific condition are available prior to the treatment. Innovation in clinical laboratory involves advances and tests in devices and testing procedures and it has made testing better automated.

CRO’s and Clinical Laboratories

A clinical laboratory plays a crucial role in clinical research and important medical studies and phase I study based on new treatment and drug development. Today eminent clinical research organizations (CRO) in India supports research activities in these laboratories certified by NABL and CAP. There are variations in the kind of technology deployed by various types of clinical laboratories. For instance, CRO’s with small laboratories does not have the volume of testing for supporting elaborate or automated IT systems.

A clinical laboratory under leading CRO’s takes part in numerous external proficiency testing assignments with international and national labs to retain efficient standards of quality control. Such a laboratory is well equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, a wide selection of advanced devices and accurate logistics. Other than this, one more essential ingredient in a laboratory is well trained and highly skilled professionals. They are in turn assisted by leading edge technology comprising advanced Laboratory Management System for transferring data online and ensuring lesser turnaround time with high standards in quality and consistency.

Apart from offering these services for clinical trials, leading clinical laboratories are completely geared up to conduct a vast array of investigations that comprise the following:-

Hematology

Urine Analysis

Coagulation Studies


Biochemistry

Clinical Pathology

Endocrinology

Serology

Inflammatory/Immune markers

Infectious Disease Markers

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Tumor Markers

Lipid Profile

Liver Function Test

Anemia Profile

Renal Profile

Diabetic Profile

Biomarkers

Capabilities for other tests

Today information technology has completely revolutionize the information by minimizing the time it takes to receive and order test results by setting up scopes for research on large datasets. As a result, many medical researchers are of opinion that laboratory technology will play a vital role in the delivery of health care solutions in future.

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Role Played By Clinical Laboratories