Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2020
This week, we celebrate the health professionals behind the scene in the fight against Covid-19. They are responsible for laboratory test results including Covid-19.
This week has been earmarked for the celebration of Medical Laboratory Professionals all over the world. The week-long celebration highlights the tireless efforts of dedicated medical laboratory professionals who perform various laboratory tests to provide valuable clinical information to physicians.
This year, as global leaders pull their resources together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, we are reminded about the indispensable work of medical laboratory professionals. This pandemic has brought some unwanted attention to medical laboratory professionals and in some instances confusion about their role in health care.
These dedicated professionals don’t often make the news headlines. Since most of their work is conducted in the laboratory, the general public does not often see them. What we see on national news are sample collection stations.
The actually testing happens inside the laboratory by dedicated medical laboratory professionals. To them, every sample is a patient of their own. Their work provides valuable clinical data that is used by physicians to screen, diagnose, treat and monitor diseases.
With their education and training, these professionals are charged with validating and maintaining every single laboratory test, including COVID-19.