April 18-24, 2021 is Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. Now more than ever, we need to show some love and appreciation to clinical laboratory personnel. I honestly didn’t know that there was a week dedicated to celebrating lab professionals until now and I’m embarrassed to say I never knew. We all hear about Nurse’s Week, Teacher’s Week, Administrative Professional Week, but we rarely hear anyone talk about Medical Laboratory Professionals Week.

The annual celebration for laboratory professionals and pathologists is a way to increase public understanding of how important they are and a way to show our appreciation for all that they do. It takes place the last full week in April every year and originated in 1975.

Photo by Misha Friedman/Getty Images
Photo by Misha Friedman/Getty Images

A huge thank you to all of the lab professionals and pathologists here in Acadiana! You have worked harder than ever this past year with COVID-19 testing added to everything else you do to support the health of patients in our community.

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