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Medical Laboratory Equipment

What is Medical Laboratory Equipment?

Medical laboratory equipment  is any technological system or device used to diagnose, treat, prevent or rehabilitate. Many breakthroughs in instruments and appliances have made very intricate procedures possible with considerable accuracy.

Many professions within the science and healthcare communities continue to benefit from the use of medical laboratory equipment, including clinical work in genetics, blood banking (immunohematology), microbiology, serology, body fluid analysis, urinalysis, and chemistry.

What are the applications of Medical Laboratory Equipment?

Life support is a primary application of medical laboratory equipment. This technology is used to maintain the bodily functions of patients, and includes anesthetic machines, medical ventilators, dialysis machines, ECMO, and heart-lung machines (also known as cardiopulmonary bypass, or CPB).

Diagnostics are an application of medical laboratory equipment. This includes ultrasound, MRI, CT and PET scans, x-ray machines, and other machines used for medical imaging. Testing via medical laboratory equipment provides visual data necessary to diagnose, to measure progress and to propose treatments.

Various types of therapy can be assisted by the use of medical laboratory equipment. Examples of therapeutic equipment are LASIK surgical machines, medical lasers, and infusion pumps.

Analysis of certain biological substances can be completed, assisted or automated by way of medical laboratory equipment. Urine, blood and even genes themselves are examples of such substances.

Patients’ medical states can be measured and monitored by medical staff via medical laboratory equipment. Vital signs can be checked and displayed in great detail, including measurement of EEG, ECG, dissolved gases in the blood and blood pressure.

What are the benefits of Medical Laboratory Equipment?

Rigorous standards for safety are involved in the design of medical laboratory equipment. Many devices can intervene in the healthcare of a patient to promote their health. Technology plays a large role in saving lives by diagnosing, preventing and treating disease.

Medical laboratory equipment  can be indispensible for both rehabilitation and for long term care. These advancements in modern software and hardware have made it possible to extend life. The quality of life of patients can also be positively impacted by the use of medical laboratory equipment.