AN MP tested out hospital labs in East Lancashire to mark Biomedical Science Day.

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust invited Burnley MP Julie Cooper to its Clinical Laboratory Medicine Department last week.

It aimed to highlight the important role that Biomedical Scientists play at Royal Blackburn and Burnley General Teaching Hospitals.

The tour was arranged as part of Biomedical Science Day on Tuesday, July 19.

The annual event aims to raise public awareness, celebrate and promote the significant work of biomedical scientists such as diagnosis, treatment and research for a number of life-threatening conditions including cancer.