Laboratory in UAE
A laboratory is an establishment which is equipped with state of the art medical equipment which helps in easier diagnosis of ailments and diseases. These establishments are equipped with different types of medical and diagnostic equipment. Medical laboratories are equipped with are EKG machines, electro-surgical units, stress systems, diagnostic ultrasounds, surgical lights, sterilizers, autoclaves, defibrillators and patient monitors. EKG (Electrocardiogram) machines are used to record the internal activity of the heart through electrical impulses. These impulses reflect back and detect the overall rhythm of the heart and help doctors identify abnormalities present in the heart. An electrosurgical unit is used to cut, coagulate and alter the tissue to restrict the amount of blood flow to a particular area.
A medical laboratory is established in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, dental clinics, blood banks, Clinics, maintenance equipment and other healthcare establishments. Some other important diagnostic equipment includes blood sample analyser, urine sample analyser and stool sample analysers This equipment is used to detect microscopic bacteria under a microscope and determine the cause of ailments accordingly. Medical laboratories are located near clinics and hospitals to help patients and doctors in diagnosing and dispatch. Laboratories are fully equipped with modern medical equipment, testing devices, diagnostic accessories and different types of microscopes. Some important laboratory equipment includes test tube, folin-Wu tube, glass slide mycole, coverslips, petri dish, glass beaker, glass flask, Pasteur pipette and graduated pipettes. The glass slide mycole and coverslips are used in microscopy, serology and other similar fields. The coverslip provides a solid backing on which the test specimens can be taken and tested as well. The petri dish is used to hold down specimens and other types of culture media to inspect the area accordingly. Laboratories use glass flasks to store gastric acid, pancreatic acid and other fluid titration. The pasture pipette is used for aspiration and addition of different types of reagents. The tourniquet is a sophisticated device which is designed to cause artificial venous stasis by the process of applying pressure through the inner tube. This device is used before adding intravenous injections and cannulation. The electrophoresis apparatus is used to extract and detect the serum proteins from different sources and is also used to separate DNA molecules as well.
A medical laboratory also performs different types of chromatography such as gas chromatography, gas-liquid chromatography, planar chromatography, paper chromatography, thin layer chromatography, affinity chromatography, Ion exchange chromatography, size exclusion chromatography and counter-current chromatography. A laboratory houses equipment which is used to perform performs haematology analysis, semi-auto analysis, semen analysis, blood sample analysis, urine analysis, bile analysis and stool analysis. Medical laboratories are equipped with a set up for radioimmunoassay or also known as RIA which is a device which detects different things in bodily fluids such as proteins, minerals and much more. This device is used to study the ailments faced by patients and analyse the behaviour of the cells present in the body. The colorimeter is a medical diagnostic device which is used to perform photochemical analysis to detect levels of blood sugar, creatinine and haemoglobin. Some popular locations to find laboratories in the UAE are Al Maktoum road, Hamasah commercial complex, Khalid Bin Al Waleed Road, Hor Al Anz, Al Rigga, Main Street, Sheikh Zayed road, UBL building, Bank Street and Khalifa Street.