Dear Medical Laboratory Professional:
ASCP celebrates Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 22 to 26, 2013, throughout the United States and honors those who work in laboratory medicine not only this week but throughout the year. The theme for Medical Laboratory Week, Laboratory Professionals Get Results, demonstrates the close ties between correct diagnoses in the laboratories and the best outcomes for patients.
Your work makes a difference to your patients’ well-being and lives every day. Approximately 300,000 medical laboratory professionals perform and interpret more than 10 billion laboratory tests annually. We commend pathologists’ assistants and medical laboratory professionals for:
- Being essential members of the patients’ healthcare team;
- Performing and evaluating medical laboratory tests to correctly detect, diagnose, and help prevent diseases;
- Adhering to the highest quality standards of health care for patients; and
- Saving countless lives each day.
|Joel M. Shilling, MD, FASCP
|Dr. E. Blair Holladay
ASCP Executive Vice President