A diagnostic center or laboratory is a medical facility where various diagnostic tests are performed to detect, diagnose, and monitor diseases or medical conditions. These centers typically have trained professionals such as medical technologists, technicians, and pathologists who are responsible for conducting laboratory tests, analyzing specimens, and interpreting the results.
Some common diagnostic tests that are performed in a diagnostic center include blood tests, urine tests, imaging tests such as X-rays and CT scans, biopsies, and genetic testing. These tests can help doctors and healthcare providers make accurate diagnoses, develop treatment plans, and monitor the progress of a patient’s condition over time.
Diagnostic centers may be standalone facilities or part of a larger hospital or medical center. They may also specialize in certain types of testing, such as cancer screenings or cardiovascular tests. Patients may be referred to a diagnostic center by their primary care physician or specialist, or they may choose to go to a diagnostic center directly for testing.