It is Medical Laboratory Professionals Week – the annual celebration of the medical laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in health care and patient advocacy. This year, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, lab professionals around the world have been working extremely hard and deserve special recognition.
What is Medical Laboratory Professionals Week?
Lab professionals play a critical role in the diagnostics testing they perform every day. A collaborative committee of 17 medical organizations help coordinate the celebration to increase public understanding of and appreciation for clinical laboratory personnel.
Celebrating our Lab Heroes!
At BioReference, we celebrate our employees year round by highlighting some of our MVPs once per month. This week, we are pleased to celebrate all our lab heroes who are working around the clock and exhibiting the type of rare dedication that is needed to help put an end to the COVID-19 crisis. Help us celebrate this week by thanking all of the lab professionals who have gone beyond their call of duty inside the lab.
This week and always, we thank you for your hard work and commitment to the lab industry.
Meet the Organization Responsible for Lab Week:
- American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) American
- Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) American
- Association of Pathologists’ Assistants (AAPA)
- Association of Genetic Technologists (AGT)
- American Medical Technologists (AMT)
- Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP)
- American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
- American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS)
- American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
- American Society for Cytotechnology (ASCT)
- American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI)
- American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
- Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
- Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA)
- Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI)
- College of American Pathologists (CAP)
- National Society for Histotechnology (NSH)