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Blood testing laboratory. Coloured labels used to identify tests performed on blood samples for various diseases and blood parameters. The list (upper left) includes malaria, sickle cell and blood electrolytes (electro). Hospital haematology technicians perform tests on samples of blood from patients to help doctors to diagnose the cause of disease. Used tissues are placed in waste bins (bottom centre) for safe disposal. It is important that medical laboratories maintain high standards of waste management to avoid contamination of samples or staff.
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