Laboratories and laboratory technology are perhaps the most important component of today's medicine - they save and secure quality of life, especially in times of infectious diseases such as COVID-19, but also in cases of cancer, chronic or other diseases. The World Laboratory Day on 04/23 draws attention to these superheroes of medicine.
About 70 percent of diagnoses are based on laboratory tests. Laboratory medicine is therefore central to patient care, but also to current research. Here, findings on new therapies and diagnostic methods are developed.
Laboratories monitor the progression of chronic diseases such as diabetes and carry out the diagnosis of acute diseases. For example, laboratories around the world are currently using the PCR method to detect infections caused by the corona virus SARS-CoV-2 so that patients can be isolated and receive the right control and treatment. In addition to intensive care physicians and hospital staff, the laboratories and their employees are true superheroes in the current crisis.
If you want to show where laboratory medicine is performing further heroic deeds for our health, use the hashtag #worldlaboratoryday on World Laboratory Day in the social media.
Products and exhibitors around laboratory technology and diagnostics
Exhibitors and products related to this topic can be found in the catalogue of MEDICA 2019: