To learn more about laboratory medicine in general and gain a greater understanding of how laboratory testing can impact your health care, read the following in-depth articles. These patient resources are intended to help you navigate the testing process, provide context for the lab tests you may need or have already completed, and give you a better understanding of your test results.
Sometimes, undergoing an unfamiliar medical procedure can turn out to be a tense, upsetting, or even frightening experience. If undergoing medical tests makes you or someone you care for anxious, embarrassed, or fearful, read this article for some general tips on how to make the sample collection experience less stressful.
This article provides explanations of three key terms, health outcomes, evidence-based medicine and patient-centered care and their contributions to improving healthcare and, more specifically, health care as practiced through laboratory medicine. Understanding these terms may help you to discuss your testing options with your healthcare practitioner and make informed choices to improve your care.
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