Laboratory automation is a multi-disciplinary strategy to research, develop, optimize and capitalize on technologies in the laboratory that enable new and improved processes. Laboratory automation professionals are academic, commercial and government researchers, scientists and engineers who conduct research and develop new technologies to increase productivity, elevate experimental data quality, reduce lab process cycle times, or enable experimentation that otherwise would be impossible. The application of technology in today's laboratories is required to achieve timely progress and remain competitive.
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Biochemistry, sometimes called biological chemistry, is the study of chemical processes within and relating to living organisms. By controlling information flow through biochemical signaling and the flow of chemical energy through metabolism, biochemical processes give rise to the complexity of life.
Immunochemistry is a branch of chemistry that involves the study of the molecular mechanisms underlying the function of the immune system, especially the nature of antibodies, antigens and their interactions. Immunochemistry is also studied from the aspect of using antibodies to label epitopes of interest in cells or tissues.
aematology is the study of the morphology and physiology of blood. The haematology laboratory set in a healthcare setting is concerned with the diagnosis and monitoring of diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs. Biomedical scientists working in a haematology laboratory perform an array of blood tests that investigate the cellular elements blood and a number of proteins including haemoglobin and clotting factors. Haematological tests are performed on blood samples to diagnose diseases such as leukaemia, anaemia and abnormalities of blood coagulation.
Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms, those being, multicellular or acellular and the role of microbes in human illness. Microbiology also covers human microbiota, cancer and the tumour microenvironment.
Tumour markers are substances that are produced by cancer or by other cells of the body in response to cancer or certain benign (noncancerous) conditions. These substances can be found in the blood, urine, stool, tumour tissue, or other tissues or bodily fluids of some patients with cancer. Most tumour markers are proteins. However, patterns of gene expression and changes to DNA have also begun to be used as tumour markers. Tumour markers are used to help detect, diagnose, and manage some types of cancer. Although an elevated level of a tumour marker may suggest the presence of cancer, this alone is not enough to diagnose cancer.
Infertility marker diagnosis include surgical procedures such as diagnostic laparoscopy, endometrial biopsy, testicular FNAC and testicular biopsy and non-surgical procedures such as semenograms, semen culture, determining immunological causes of infertility, post coital test, sperm-mucus interaction and estimating blood levels of reproductive hormones.
A blood test that looks for high levels of inflammatory cytokines could serve as an accurate predictor of diabetes in still-healthy people, years ahead of the traditional risk factors of obesity or insulin resistance.
Cardiology is the branch of medicine that deals with diseases and abnormalities of the heart. The field includes medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiology.
Pathology deals with the examination of organs, tissues and bodily fluids in order to make a diagnosis of disease. In pathology, the causes, the mechanisms and extent of disease may be examined. A general pathologist would usually be familiar with all aspects of laboratory analysis and trained in clinical chemistry, microbiology and haematology.