Well, a hospital will paid better because a medical technology deals with doctors,nurses , radiologies, phamacies, cadiologies,surgoens and a stat emergency result that the most turns around time less than one hour. However, many hospitals become a reference lab now. Most hospital will tell you that they are a reference lab. You will need to run specimens inpatient first and run specimens outpatient later. The hospitals pay $4-5 difference from a lab core (just examples).
The reference lab is volume of specimens that they are 6000 specimens in 2nd shift. However, they have the best instruments that give fast results and we only need to call critical results and fax the results. No phones call from customers. You just run specimens and reports. Well, do I answer your question!