Medical laboratory operation and its monitoring tools

With regards to the medical laboratory examination results, accuracy and reliability are two aspects that should go well with it. Fulfilling these two aspects will ensure superior healthcare delivery. In addition to this, effective operation of laboratories should the main goal of the laboratory managers. In view of the fact that, medical laboratories having quality management systems will ensure a high-quality operation, it is a must that it shows its competence through laboratory endorsement.

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Internal operation of the laboratory should be monitored with tools like the management reviews and internal audits. Besides, these tools are helpful for several other purposes as well. On the other hand, not all laboratories have the competence to build up these tools to pull together information fully about their maneuver and to stumble upon the ways to perk up that operation.

An essential facet of laboratory operation is the need to keep up good support with their healthcare customers; consequently a laboratory uses the most appropriate examination methods and equipment for patient care

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Type 1 Diabetes

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Around two Australian children and as many as six Australians of all ages develop type 1 diabetes every day, which makes it one of the most common serious diseases among children. Diabetes is a disorder of the endocrine system, characterised by the body’s inability to use blood sugar (glucose).

There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes can affect anyone of any age, but is more common in people under 30 years and tends to begin in childhood. Other names for type 1 diabetes have included juvenile diabetes and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM).

Estimates vary, but approximately one in every ten Australians with diabetes has type 1 diabetes.In fact, the incidence of type 1 diabetes in Australia is very high compared to other countries.In order to use glucose for energy, the hormone insulin needs to be secreted by the pancreas, a gland of the endocrine system located in the abdomen. A person with type 1 diabetes is unable to produce insulin, after the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas are destroyed by the body’s own immune system. Currently, treatment includes closely monitoring the blood sugar levels, modifying the diet and taking daily injections of insulin until a cure is found.

Complications of untreated type 1 diabetes

Untreated diabetes can severely damage many systems, organs and tissues of the body.

Complications include:

• Kidney damage

• Increased likelihood of infections such as thrush and also more serious infections

• Damage to the eyes (diabetic retinopathy)

• Poor blood circulation in the legs and feet – potentially leading to lower limb amputation

• Damage to the nerves of the feet

• Significantly increased likelihood of heart disease and stroke

• Sexual impotence.

Things to remember

• Type 1 diabetes used to be called juvenile diabetes and insulin dependent diabetes mellitus

(IDDM).

• Type 1 diabetes can occur at any age, but tends to develop in childhood.

• Type 1 diabetes is a common disease of childhood.

• There is no cure, but the disorder can be successfully managed with medication, dietary

modifications and exercise.

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Hemolytic Anemia

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Hemolytic anemia (HEE-moh-lit-ick uh-NEE-me-uh) is a condition in which red blood cells are destroyed and removed from the bloodstream before their normal lifespan is over.It is a type of anemia in which in the blood has a lower than normal number of red blood cells. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein that carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.

Red blood cells are disc-shaped and look like doughnuts without holes in the center. These cells carry oxygen to your body. They also remove carbon dioxide (a waste product) from your body.Red blood cells are made in the bone marrow—a sponge-like tissue inside the bones. They live for about 120 days in the bloodstream and then die.

White blood cells and platelets (PLATE-lets) also are made in the bone marrow. White blood cells help fight infections. Platelets stick together to seal small cuts or breaks on blood vessel walls and stop bleeding.

When blood cells die, the body’s bone marrow makes more blood cells to replace them. However, in hemolytic anemia, the bone marrow can’t make red blood cells fast enough to meet the body’s needs.

Hemolytic anemia can lead to many health problems, such as fatigue (tiredness), pain, irregular heartbeats called arrhythmias (ah-RITH-me-ahs), an enlarged heart, and heart failure.

Hemolytic anemia is caused by high rates of red blood cell destruction. Many diseases, conditions, and factors can cause the body to destroy its red blood cells.These causes can be inherited or acquired. “Inherited” means your parents passed the gene(s) for the condition on to you. “Acquired” means you aren’t born with the condition, but you develop it. Sometimes the cause of hemolytic anemia isn’t known.

There are many types of hemolytic anemia. Treatment and outlook depend on what type you have and how severe it is. The condition can develop suddenly or slowly. Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Hemolytic anemia often can be successfully treated or controlled. Mild hemolytic anemia may need no treatment at all. Severe hemolytic anemia requires prompt and proper treatment, or it may be fatal. Inherited forms of hemolytic anemia are lifelong conditions that may require ongoing treatment. Acquired forms of hemolytic anemia may go away if the cause of the condition is found and corrected.

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