Medical Laboratory Professionals perform millions of lab tests every day. The information they provide helps to diagnose everything from cancer to COVID-19. Their work is vital to patient care.
Learn more about the profession and hear the stories from medical laboratory professionals themselves on how they played a vital part in providing life-saving patient care.
The work done in the lab is often unseen. But every lab test tells a story of knowledge, understanding and hope. The medical laboratory professionals who perform those lab tests are part of the health care team and part of patient care.
Here are just a few of their stories:
There are different specializations within the profession. Medical laboratory professionals are trained to have the right knowledge and skills to perform duties specific to their roles. Here are the four specialized roles of medical laboratory professionals.
The Indigo Lab Coat, representing confidence, intelligence, ambition and devotion of Canadian medical laboratory professionals. Printed in microscopic indigo type, are the names of the lab tests performed 1.2 million times each day in Canada. To the human eye, it looks like an indigo coloured lab coat. But if you look closer, you will see all the critical tests run each day that impact our healthcare system.
The Indigo Lab Coat is a symbol of pride for medical lab professionals all across Canada and their relentless dedication to their work.
Learn more at indigolabcoat.ca
Hundreds of millions of lab tests are performed every year in Canada. Medical laboratory professionals run these tests to provide critical information about your health. Get a deeper look at how these tests inform patient care, why they are done and how medical laboratory professionals get results.
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