Vanderbilt Celebrates National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week


laboratories will be joining the many laboratories across the country that observe and celebrate National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (NMLPW). Lab Week is a time of recognition for the approximately 265,000 medical laboratory professionals and 15,000 board-certified pathologists who play a vital role in every aspect of health care. Because medical laboratory professionals often work “behind the scenes,” few people know much about the critically important testing that laboratorians perform every day. Laboratory test results constitute an estimated 70% of the patient’s medical records and are vital to the diagnosis and treatment of illness and disease. The 2006 Lab Week will be held April 23-29, 2006. The theme for 2006 is “Laboratory Professionals: Providing Answers. Guiding Cures.”

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