Bioethics has emerged as a new discipline over the past couple of decades and is poised to become a multidisciplinary specialty. Institutional review boards/Institutional ethics committees have evolved as conscience keepers of professionals with the view to safeguard the welfare of members of society against any possible harm from scientific advances. Bioethical discussions and debates provide perspectives on the relevance of
new as well as existing processes to human values, enabling appropriate decisions by the
Advances in laboratory technologies in the recent times have created new and complex
ethical dilemmas in their wake. Laboratory services are an integral part of disease
diagnosis, treatment, response monitoring, surveillance programmes and research.