National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

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Boston Medical Center is celebrating the contributions of its Laboratory Professionals during National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 24-30.

Laboratory Professionals get results. Laboratory Professionals ensure that patients receive the right tests, the right diagnosis, and the right treatment. They represent key members of the patient care team. Their work requires extensive knowledge, skill, and an unrelenting focus on quality.

Using state-of-the-art technology and instrumentation, laboratory professionals perform and supervise tests that search for health problems at the early stages when they are most treatable. Laboratory tests also guide the ongoing care of patients. Laboratories also play a critical, frontline role in the detection of infectious agents.

A wide variety of medical laboratory professionals positively affect patient care on a daily basis. Included among these professionals are medical technologists, clinical laboratory scientists, medical laboratory technicians, histotechnologists, cytotechnologists, phlebotomy technicians, clinical chemists, microbiologists, transfusion specialists, laboratory managers, pathologists, and medical educators. Among the departments that make up the medical laboratory are chemistry/immunology, hematology/coagulation, cytology, microbiology, blood bank, tissue dispensary, point of care testing, laboratory information system, outreach, laboratory support, surgical pathology, and molecular biology. All deserve special recognition this week for their commitment to provide accurate diagnoses as well as blood and tissue products for patients.

The result of their work is improved patient outcomes, wellness, and advances in personalized medicine to fulfill the mission of providing exceptional care without exception. National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week provides an oppurtunity to honor their contributions. 

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