Lab Week 2013: Mayo Clinic Laboratory Science Program

In celebration of National Laboratory Professionals Week, the Mayo Clinic Clinical Laboratory Science Program Class of 2013 produced a short video explaining what sparked their interest in laboratory science.

Medical laboratory testing plays a crucial role in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease in patients. Laboratory tests help determine the presence, extent, or absence of disease and monitor the effectiveness of treatment. An estimated 60 percent to 70 percent of all decisions regarding a patient’s diagnosis and treatment, hospital admission and discharge are based on laboratory test results.


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