A public health lab scientist is a type of public health practitioner whose job entails more laboratory and testing work than direct patient care. A professional public health scientist may conduct tests on lab samples, conduct research on various diseases and infections, and analyse test results and derive conclusions in order to better identify public health issues or risks. A public health lab professional's primary responsibility is to examine, evaluate, and analyse results obtained from laboratory samples. These samples might come from people or animals, and the results of these tests are frequently tied to diseases and other public health concerns. A public health lab scientist will also be in charge of conveying any findings to other public health or healthcare experts who may be impacted by the findings.