• 1 Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Raritan, NJ, USA
  • 2 Institute for Medical Research and MAHSA University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 3 School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK
Clin Chem Lab Med, 2023 Mar 28;61(4):634-637.
PMID: 36343330 DOI: 10.1515/cclm-2022-1052


Clinical laboratories are significant contributors to the environmental burden of the planet. They have been slow to address the issues with a few exceptions, but it is highly encouraging to see the current impetus and ambition in this direction. This paper describes some of these initiatives and provides the rationale as to why clinical laboratories should become sustainable. It also describes the economic and intangible benefits that labs will accrue in achieving sustainability.

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