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The Importance of the Lab EOH

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Whether you go to the doctor for a routine physical or something serious, it involves lab tests. People that you may never see... make a big difference in your health care.

Carla Burbidge has this week's Eye on Health.

Tucked back in a corner on the main floor of Trinity Hospital, is the lab, where they prepare the results of your tests.

The room is filled with expensive, state of the art machines, and the technicians who know to use them. 80-percent of a doctor's diagnoses and treatment is dependent on lab work.

Linda Bossert, Lab Director, "we have fast turn-a-round time, stat is less than an hour for the emergency room, other tests take about two hours, from patient to computer"

When you are in the clinic or the hospital, you will of course, see the doctor, the nurse and a phlebotomist who take's your blood. But the lab work, is all behind the scenes. Bossert says they are proud that they have the most state of the art equipment, available. Because the work done here, is essential to all patients, at all hours of the day.

Brett Fried " we are constantly monitoring the machines, we always have to be ready to go"

Some 2 million lab tests are run at Trinity every year. Computerized machines read the results, but if there's anything abnormal, it is checked by a technician, this for instance is a blood cell.

Linda Bossert "Our goal is the right test and the right time, in that way we ensure quality testing"

Technology is key. Bossert says the life span of these constantly- being -used- machines is 5 years. It means they are always changing and updating. A lab has high standards and many rules to follow. Good to know, next time your tests are the ones being reviewed in the Trinity lab. For Eye on Health I'm Carla Burbidge

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