Department of Laboratory Medicine

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Department of clinical laboratory medicine of Kochi Medical School was founded on June 28, 1989.

Clinical laboratory medicine is an important clinical science supporting all area of clinical medicine. It provides with the objective data to clinical medicine, based on the concept of "evidence based medicine". Clinical laboratory medicine has contributed to clinical medicine with the development of novel laboratory technique and improvement of accuracy of the examination. Yet another mission of clinical laboratory medicine, as a basic science, is to reveal the mechanism of the disease using physical, chemical and biological methods.

Recently, medical practice is carried out by medical teams. For the mdical teams, the role of clinical laboratory has become extremely important. To play an important role, clinical laboratory medicine should have a close relation with clinical medicine by providing appropriate clinical data.

Research areas

The aim of our department is to reveal pathological condition of patients, by utilizing all available information. Clinical laboratory medicine is an extremely practical medicine, working on wide area from clinical medicine to basic science such as molecular biology, information engineering, or medical economics.

We have been working with many groups in and out of our university, by taking advantage of the characteristic of our department. We especially concentrate our effort on the studies that can give a positive feedback to clinicians. In other words, the main aim of our study is patient-oriented researches in various aspects.

We are always making effort to focus on advanced researches, so that we can provide more effective data for patients.


Department Name

Clinical Laboratory Deprtment

Assistant Lecturer Mizuho Okazaki
Department Name

Department of Transfusion and Cell Therapy

Assistant Professor Jun Imamura
Kochi Medical School Department of Laboratory Medicine

Kochi Medical School
Department of Laboratory Medicine