Your Views: Medical lab teams do much to ensure your good health

Comments Comments Print Print
Monday, April 21, 2014

Medical laboratory teams are the cornerstones of accurate diagnoses for patients. In fact, test results are approximately 70 percent of a patient's medical record, providing vital information for doctors and health care providers. Whether it's a routine health screen, cancer diagnosis or blood donation—Medical laboratory professionals care for patients in small communities and metropolitan areas, including here in Janesville.

April 20-26 is National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. This week is dedicated to celebrate the life-saving contributions of more than 300,000 medical professionals.

Laboratory test results drive a significant portion of clinical decisions, from diagnosis to therapy, with the ultimate goal of providing excellent patient care, thereby leading to improved patient health.

Using state-of-the-art technology and instrumentation, laboratory professionals perform and supervise tests that lead to the detection of potential health problems with the philosophy that the sooner a disease is caught, the better the outcome. Laboratory professionals are an integral part of the health care team that guides and assesses a patient's ongoing treatment and care.

One way that you can help celebrate this week is to renew your commitment to good health and schedule a health screening test or a blood donation. As a laboratory manager overseeing laboratory medicine here in Janesville, I appreciate the dedicated laboratorians I work with and I know that the tests and procedures they perform save lives.


Laboratory manager, Dean Clinics-Southern Regions


Comments Comments Print Print