Roots, development and future directions of laboratory medicine.

  title={Roots, development and future directions of laboratory medicine.},
  author={Christopher P Price},
  journal={Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine},
  volume={48 7},
Laboratory medicine has evolved from basic scientific observation and good experimental practice, with a strong emphasis on establishing the mechanisms of disease processes, linked with biomarker discovery, and development of analytical technologies. That evolution is set to move on apace with the mapping of the human genome. However, laboratory medicine is not solely based on robust basic science, but also on the translation of that knowledge into establishing the clinical utility of a marker… CONTINUE READING

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