In every TV medical drama the doctor makes the diagnosis seemingly all on his or her own, but real life is very different. Most people recognize that medical care in the United States is the result of a team effort. In the clinic, you see doctors, nurses and other clinical staff, but there is another group of individuals that goes unseen – medical lab technicians. No one ever takes a moment to stop and think about all the men and women working “behind-the-scenes” in the lab, but the American Society for Clinical Lab Science hopes to change that with Medical Lab Professionals week [http://www.ascls.org/medical-laboratory-professionals-week]. This event, held over the course of the last week in April is designed to recognize the hard work and efforts of the over 300,000 lab technicians in the United States today and to educate the public on their integral role on the healthcare team.
Clinical lab technicians are typically college trained lab scientists who work in a medical, hospital or lab setting. They are the unseen heroes of diagnostics. In hospitals, they staff the lab seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day and 365 days a year. While each lab technician works different lab machines and runs different types of tests, they all follow rigorous scientific protocols to ensure high quality results. At Baby Genes, our laboratory DNA technicians [http://www.itsgov.com/dna-lab-technician-job-01022017.html] work diligently to get quick, accurate answers to newborn screening and carrier screening tests among others. They are a key part of the team providing accurate actionable DNA testing results. So next time your doctor gives you information about a lab test, remember that the information is due to the hard work of a clinical lab technician.
Baby Genes lab is proud of its highly-trained lab technicians and is grateful for all the hard work that they do!