Your Hospital
Laboratory
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A resource for teachers & students
provided by the
Medical Center of Louisiana

a TCM project
Produced in cooperation with the Department of Clinical  Laboratory Science, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Project ideas: Can ants make a diagnosis?
In ancient times doctors described a deadly disease with a strange clue. If you had this disease, black ants were attracted to your urine.

Research the disease, the reason why the ants were attracted and the way we diagnose this today. Prepare a report or a poster

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Heart attack or heartburn?
Both can have similar symptoms but of course they are very different things.

Find out how the lab can tell the two apart and how the symptoms can be similar.

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