Employees at Molecular Pathology Laboratory Network, Inc. (MPLN) were among the 265,000 industry professionals celebrating National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week April 20-26.
“Lab Week gives our employees an opportunity to celebrate and be recognized for their important contribution to the healthcare community and how their roles within the laboratory positively impact the delivery of high-quality patient care,” said Dr. Roger Hubbard, founder, president and chief executive officer of MPLN.
Laboratory professionals at MPLN perform advanced tests and interpret important medical information that is pivotal to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Using molecular and cytogenetic testing, laboratory personnel can detect the presence of cancer, identify infectious diseases and study medical genetics.
National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week at MPLN includes a variety of educational and fun activities, including job shadowing, educational sessions, dress-up days, potluck lunches, contests and much more. This nationally recognized week provides an opportunity to celebrate the laboratory profession and educate the public about the important contribution laboratory professionals make to our communities’ health.
National Medical Laboratory Week began in 1975 under the leadership of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (then the American Society for Medical Technology). In the fall of 2005, National Medical Laboratory Week was changed to National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week to emphasize the people whose expertise is needed in the performance of laboratory testing. Now, numerous organizations participate in the event as co-sponsors and campaign supporters.