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a place equipped for making tests or doing experimental work.
1. one for examination of materials derived from the human body (such as fluids, tissues, or cells) for the purpose of providing information on diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, or treatment of disease.
2. a setting in which learners can apply to clients skills learned in a clinical laboratory.
college laboratory a comprehensive college learning environment to acquire necessary skills; a well-equipped college laboratory for students of health care professions will include audiovisual learning modules and computer-aided instruction and will provide the opportunity to practice skills on simulated clients.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A place equipped for the performance of tests, experiments, and investigative procedures and for the preparation of reagents, therapeutic chemical materials, and so on.
[Mediev. L. laboratorium, a workplace, fr. L. laboro, pp. -atus, to labor]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
n. pl. laborato·ries
a. A room or building equipped for scientific experimentation or research.
b. An academic period devoted to work or study in such a place.
2. A place where drugs and chemicals are manufactured.
3. A place for practice, observation, or testing.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
laboratoryA place in a hospital or research facility where a sample of material is analysed.
Medspeak-UK: pronounced, lah BORE uh tory
Medspeak-US: pronounced, LAB ruh tory
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
laboratoryLab medicine A facility for the biological, microbiological, serologic, chemical, hematology, immunohematologic, biophysical, cytologic, pathologic, or other examination of materials derived from the human body for the purpose of providing information for diagnosing, perventing, or treating disease or impairment of, or assessment of human. See Accredited lab, Behavioral care lab, Bio-analytical lab, Core lab, Cardiac cath lab, Expert lab, Family Research lab, Full service lab, MediaLab lab, Meth lab, Mobile lab, Physician office lab, Reference lab, Special-function lab, Specialized lab, Stat lab. Cf CLIA 88, Collecting station.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A place equipped for the performance of tests, experiments, and investigative procedures and for the preparation of reagents and therapeutic and chemical materials.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
Place equipped for performance of tests, experiments, and procedures and for preparation of reagents and therapeutic chemical materials.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
Patient discussion about laboratory
Q. Are there any lab tests used. Are there any lab tests that can be used to diagnose fibromyalgia disease?
A. Yes Liam, there are lots of lab tests to diagnose (or better understand fibromyalgia) but are only used in the research setting. Using them in the clinical setting doesn't help the patient because it doesn't help the problem of not having effective treatments. Many researchers are working on a simple lab test for the office.
Q. Can fibromyalgia be diagnosed through laboratory test? If not, what is the mode of diagnosis of the same?
A. Yes, that is true. All the testing is done to rule out other problems, then they look at the 18 trigger points and other symptoms suffers have such as chronic fatigue, headaches, pain that has lasted more than three months, irritable bowel, disturbed sleep, restless leg syndrome, etc. That's why it is so frustrating for those of us that suffer with fibromyalgai. You are run through blood test, mri's, cat scans, reffered to different doctors and you begin to feel like you are nuts and " it is in your head" then when you get the diagnosis most often you are greatly releived just to know what is wrong. I also suggest using a doctor that treats fibromyalgai if you are beginning this "journey" b/c once I did I found everything alot easier and was explained the test why's and so forth alot better. I felt I was being tested b/c they didn't know what was wrong and I had insurance. Once I got the this is to rule out this b/c it has these symptoms you are experiencing I copedMore discussions about laboratory
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