Fortune favors the prepared mind
– Louis Pasteur
The concept of disease was first introduced by Hippocrates more than two thousand years ago . 1. Hundreds of years later, pioneers like Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch demonstrated to the world how a microscope can identify of the causes of diseases. Today, Clinical Lab is a $50 billion industry in the United States alone and medical diagnostic testing influences 70% of all healthcare treatment decisions .
The 21st century Clinical Lab exemplifies the rapid pace of implementing advances in technology and science to facilitate the efficient and accurate diagnosis of medical conditions. For example, tests which were unimaginable a few years ago, are routinely completed in just a few hours today.