Celebrating heros of the lab

April 19, 2021

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 18-24, 2021, began on Sunday.

As you know, it is an annual celebration of medical laboratory professionals and pathologists, and the role they play in delivering high-quality patient care.

The activities associated with the week-long event are coordinated each year by a committee with representatives from 17 national clinical laboratory organizations.

While it is always an opportunity to reflect on the work of clinical laboratories, this is particularly true in 2021, given the work laboratorians have done to manage diagnostic services for COVID-19 while also providing routine the testing associated with surgeries, chronic diseases, and health checkups.

At Medical Laboratory Observer, we honor the profession in April with MLO’s annual Lab of the Year Award. You can read about 2021 Lab of the Year, Luke’s University Health Network Laboratory Services, and the 2021 Lab of the Year Runner Up, the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine’s Epidemiology Laboratory, on MLO’s website.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  has resources to help you celebrate the week.

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