Maintaining Superior Performance in Your Diagnostic Lab

A key aspect of any medical examination is the tests that are performed to determine the patient’s condition.  In most instances a competent physician relies upon the results of these tests as part of the information used to assess the patient’s current condition and status. The patient’s cholesterol level, blood pressure, body temperature, weight and heartbeat serve to indicate the condition of the patient and provide the physician with a baseline against which he/she can then compare future examination results.  These then serve as indicators when a patient’s condition may be in the process on undergoing a change in condition that may or may not be indicative of the onset of possible serious physical changes.


When faced with concerns of this nature, the physician is quite naturally dependent upon reliable and dependable performance on the part of the medical laboratory which performs the tests that are ordered in order to evaluate the patient’s condition.  And the laboratory that performs those tests is equally dependent upon the providers of the most reliable and dependable quality supplies and chemicals to be assured that the tests performed are done to a level of satisfaction and to be sure that no false results may occur that might result in a misdiagnosis or an error in prescribing treatment on the part of the physician.  There is a chain of dependency in this process, with the patient being dependent upon the physician, who relies on the technicians and analysts in the laboratory, who depend on the providers of the tools and chemicals used to perform the tests.  Each member in the process relies upon the other, yet the interdependence is rarely acknowledged except when an unexpected break in the chain happens.

One might not think of a company like Grainger as a supplier of laboratory equipment and chemicals, but for years, Grainger has provided laboratory chemicals, laboratory consumables like test tubes and sampling bags.  Although the company is widely known for the vast selection of tools it sells for the building trades, it is also a source of diagnostic supplies like detection reagents and drug and alcohol test kits, and laboratory equipment ranging from microscopes to Bunsen burners.   In fact, Grainger can not only help completely outfit the medical diagnostic laboratory, it can do so at great savings when a Groupon Coupon is applied to online purchases.  In addition to laboratory supplies, Grainger stocks emergency and disaster management supplies and also has a wide selection of online materials to help inform and train your personnel so there’s never a question about the reliability of your lab.