hot lab


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hot lab

Medspeak-UK
A term of art referring to a clinical laboratory at an NHS hospital trust (UK) that generates results—e.g., chemical and haematologic values from a specimen—in less than four hours.

Microbiology 
A facility that performs diagnostics and/or research on Hazard Group 3 and Hazard Group 4 pathogens.

Nuclear medicine
A lab in which radiopharmaceuticals or radioactive diagnostic tracers are prepared.
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A nearby storage room was converted into the "hot lab," where the treatment is prepared.
Meanwhile, DOH cancer centers will be acquiring Cyclotron and PET CT-Scan, SPEC-CT and hot lab units, mammography units, ultrasound scanners, linear accelerators and brachytherapy units for cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Six momarsa for the supply of (a) anesthetic instruments monitors & shocks instruments, (b) incubators, (c) different medical instruments, (d) supply & erection of requirements of a hot lab, (e) supply of 26 fire fighting equipment cabinet, also (f) washing machines for surgical instruments.
It can be integrated with the department's hot lab management solution to digitise and automate preparation of radiopharmaceuticals and registration of radiation dose.
Another idea is to have a sign-in/sign-out sheet near the hot lab as a log of samples leaving the department.
Biodex Medical's new series of modular casework is completely lead-lined on all surfaces and features unified, stainless steel countertops that serve as ideal hot lab work areas.
The stench in the hot lab is overpowering, prompting several of the visiting journalists to cover their noses.
Staff work areas include a technician control desk, a hot lab, and a physician reading room, all centrally located among the general staff support space.
Because this study was limited in size to only right-handed test subjects in one hospital, we suggest additional study encompassing a larger and more diverse population and other factors such as hot lab configuration.