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The type of laboratory service used in producing a laboratory result

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microbiology Laboratory concerned with cultures, to look for suspected pathogens.
parasitology Laboratory responsible for examining parasites, feces samples may be examined for evidence of intestinal parasites such as tapeworms or hookworms and others.
virology Laboratory concerned with identification of viruses in specimens such as blood, urine, and cerebrospinal fluid.
hematology Laboratory that works with whole blood to do full blood counts, and blood films as well as many other specialised tests.
biochemistry Laboratory that usually receives serum or plasma and tests the serum for chemicals present in blood.
toxicology Laboratory that mainly tests for pharmaceutical and recreational drugs. Urine and blood samples are submitted to this lab.
immunology Immunology/Serology laboratory uses the concept of antigen-antibody interaction as a diagnostic tool. Compatibility of transplanted organs is also determined.
Immunohaematology Laboratory or blood bank that determines blood groups, and performs compatibility testing on donor blood and recipients. It also prepares blood components, derivatives, and products for transfusion.
urinalysis Laboratory tests urine for many analytes. Some health care providers have a urinalysis laboratory, while others don't.
pathology Surgical, cytopathology, or histopathology laboratory. Surgical pathology examines organs, limbs, tumors, fetuses, and other tissues biopsied in surgery such as breast mastectomies.
genetics Laboratory that mainly performs DNA analysis.
cytogenetics Laboratory that uses blood and other cells to get a karyotype. This can be helpful in prenatal diagnosis (e.g. Down's syndrome) as well as in cancer (some cancers have abnormal chromosomes).