In the war against the COVID-19 pandemic, the unsung heroes from the Public Health Laboratory who are battling the virus are being celebrated this week during National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week.
“There are a variety of skilled and educated laboratory professionals who, as a patient, you may never see face-to-face. However, these individuals play a very important role in your health care,” said Robert Resendes, Public Health Director.
“People working in the clinical laboratory are responsible for conducting tests that provide crucial information for detecting, diagnosing, treating, and monitoring diseases like COVID-19. We extend our sincere thanks and appreciation for the work they do behind the scenes to keep our city healthy.”
For more than a month, the men and women from the El Paso Public Health Laboratory have focused on preparing samples, running tests and helping to identify COVID-19 cases.
Medical laboratory professionals and pathologists play a vital role in every aspect of health care. Their jobs require hard work and dedication especially when dealing with dangerous specimens and even more so during a global pandemic.
A collaborative committee with representatives from 17 national clinical laboratory organizations, including the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, coordinates medical Laboratory Professionals Week.
National Medical Laboratory Professional’s Week runs from April 19-25.