Medical laboratory scientists said they warned a decade ago that foreign-based cervical smear testing posed risks for patients.

The Academy of Clinicial Science and Laboratory Medicine said the decision to outsource the analysis of cervical smear tests to the United States in 2(...)

Irish laboratories were not able to bid for tenders because 60 laboratory scientists had been deployed to other work, the Medical Laboratory Scientists’ Association will tell the Oireachtas health committee, chaired by Independent TD Michael Harty. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Medical laboratory scientists will today tell TDs that they warned the Department of Health and the Health Service Executive a decade ago that foreign(...)