860. Diagnostic Service Laboratory

Definition

A room used to provide diagnostic support services to an entire health care facility.

Description

Includes pathology, pharmacy, autopsy, isotope rooms or labs, etc., providing such services as hematology, chemistry tissue, bacteriology, serology, blood bank and basal metabolism. Also includes areas commonly termed canine, feline, poultry, bovine or equine necropsy rooms in veterinary institutions. Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2006). Postsecondary Education Facilities