Thursday, September 18, 2008

Various Branches of Medical Science


Clinical Chemistry:

  • Technologists analyze the chemical and hormonal contents of body fluids in order to assess body functions or physical condition.


Haematology:

  • Examine blood cells and determine haemoglobin and red cell conditions.
  • Detect and determine type of anaemia and blood disroders like leukemia.
  • Assess the patient’s body mechanism of blood coagulation.


Blood Transfusion Service:

  • Collect blood from patient and donor.
  • Conduct blood group test.
  • Carry out tests to ensure safe transfusion.


Microbiology:

  • Examine and identify bacteria and other microorganisms which cause infections.


Immunology / Serology:

  • Examine elements of the human immune system and its response to foreign bodies.
  • Detection of infections using immunological or serological techniques.


Histopathology:

  • Cut and stain tissue specimens for microscopic examination by pathologists.


Cytology:

  • Prepare slides of body cells
  • Examine these cells microscopically for abnormalities that may signal the beginning of a cancerous growth.


Molecular Biology:

  • Perform complex protein and nucleic acid testing on cell samples.


The MISSION of Medical Laboratory Professional is:

  • To complement the role of clinicians and other health care personnel;
  • In order to serve the health authority or organization so as;
  • To help people improve and sustain their health status as well as;
  • To enjoy a better quality of life.


Working relationship with other health care professionals with the primary OBJECTIVE of ensuring a high standard of care for the patients they serve.

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