LUFKIN, TEXAS (Press release) - More than 10 billion laboratory tests are performed in the United States each year, according to the American Society for Clinical Pathology. These laboratory tests make up a significant portion of a patient's medical record and can be a vital part of diagnosing and treating illnesses.
Memorial Health System of East Texas is recognizing laboratory professionals on staff during National Laboratory Professionals Week, April 18-24. Medical laboratory professionals are an essential part of the health care team. They perform tests on body fluids, interpret the results, and help provide a complete picture of a patient's health.