PassportUSA is excited to celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (Lab Week) with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this year from April 19–25.

Many patients are unaware that the majority of their medical records are from laboratory tests that diagnose diseases and determine treatment plans. Did YOU know…

4,000,000,000: Number of medical laboratory tests performed each year in the United States – the single highest volume medical activity.

70: Percent of physicians’ patient interactions influenced by laboratory test data.

The purpose of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is to increase public awareness of the importance of lab professionals and their critical role in every aspect of healthcare. The exceptional efforts and behind-the-scenes work of laboratories is essential to protecting public health. The CDC supports laboratories as they safeguard the public’s health by continually improving quality and safety, informatics and data science, laboratory preparedness and workforce competencies.

Allied healthcare professionals now make up almost 60% of the entire healthcare workforce. Professions include medical technologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and more. Jobs in the industry have increased by 3 million between 2010-2020.

PassportUSA appreciates our ASCPi-certified laboratory professionals and are proud to have them as a part of our team of Healthcare Heroes. We are grateful to have hardworking Medical Technologists working on the front lines – now more than ever.


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