Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Laboratory, Pathology, Radiology, and Ancillary Services
Slide content:Outpatient Laboratories Facility where laboratory tests are performed on clinical specimens May be associated with a hospital or be freestanding Testing may be done in a location remote to the location where specimen was obtained 3
Slide notes:This lecture will discuss laboratory, pathology, radiology, and ancillary health care services provided in the outpatient setting. Outpatient laboratories are facilities where laboratory tests are performed on clinical specimens in order to obtain information about the health of a patient that may facilitate the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of illness. The lab may be associated with a hospital or may be a freestanding facility. It is not necessary that the testing be performed in the same location where the specimen is obtained. The patients specimen, such as a blood sample, might be obtained in one location and then transported to a different location for testing. 3