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Study on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Clinical Laboratory Science Techniques
Korean J Clin Lab Sci 2019;51:386-395  
Published on September 30, 2019
Copyright © 2019 Korean Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.

Hyun Ho Sung1, Kwang-Mo Choi2, You Hyun Jung3, Eun Kyung Cho4

1Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Dongnam Health University, Suwon, Korea
2Department of Laboratory Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
3Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Dankook University College of Health Sciences, Cheonan, Korea
4Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Kyungwoon University, Gumi, Korea
Correspondence to: * Eun Kyung Cho
Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Kyungwoon University, 730 Gangdong-ro, Sandong-myeon, Gumi 39160, Korea
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The aim of this study was to introduce clinical laboratory science techniques with the core technology of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Among the core technologies of the 4th Industrial Revolution, AI, IOT, block-chain, robotics, and nanotechnology were analyzed and linked by themes. The scope of the job of clinical laboratory technologists (also known as medical laboratory technologists and medical technologists) is laboratory medicine testing, pathology testing, and clinical physiology testing. Through a number of previous papers, 73 linkages in the laboratory medicine area, 27 linkages in the pathology area, and 47 linkages in the clinical physiology area were examined. In the 4th industrial revolution and clinical laboratory science techniques, AI (4), IOT (3), block-chain (4), robotics (3) and nanotechnology (15) sectors were surveyed. The limitation of this study was the limitation in collecting and analyzing all the data and non-clinical areas were not analyzed. In addition, there was no validity test and no similar study. In conclusion, the core technologies of the 4th industrial revolution and clinical laboratory science techniques are closely related. Therefore, further research on the future and social benefits of clinical laboratory science techniques is needed.
Keywords : Clinical laboratory science techniques, Core technologies, Fourth industrial revolution

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  • Dongnam Health University