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.